Deborah David, associate, participates in the National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law, co-sponsored by the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University School of Law, April 25-27, 2012, New York University School of Law, New York, New York
2:30 – 3:30p m Social Media: The New Normal in Employer Recruitment and Hiring
According to the results of a July 2011 social recruiting survey, 89% of respondents already are using LinkedIn, Facebook or other social media in their recruiting or will in the next year. Recruiters use of texting, too, has become more and more commonplace, as employers who want to act quickly to get the
best candidates and fill their openings now have the technological means to do so. Yet, as social media and instant communications become the new normal in employers’ recruitment and screening process, a number of questions arise.
Should recruiters “Google” applicants or access candidates’ Facebook records? Should an employer engage a third-party vendor to conduct web-based social media “background checks” of candidates, on its behalf? When recruiters communicate with applicants via message boards, text messages, and instant
communicators, what are the employer’s record-keeping obligations? Our distinguished panel will examine these questions and related legal issues generated by employers’ use of social media and electronic communications in recruitment and hiring.
Moderator: Julie Totten, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Sacramento,
Speakers: Jill Rosenberg, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York,
Geoff Andrews/Max Drucker, Social Intelligence, Santa Barbara,
Deborah David, Avocat au Barreau de Paris, Paris, France
More details on : http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/2012