Please note that the next HR Forum Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 9:00 to 1:00 pm and this meeting is being hosted by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (AMD). Our moderators have put together a great agenda for this session.
As a courtesy to AMD, our host for this meeting, all participants are to pre-register so that they can make provisions for refreshments and set up accordingly. If you are planning on attending either in person or by teleconference (for out of town participants only), please respond to this email or by scanning and emailing the attached announcement to Micheline Levesque at firstname.lastname@example.org or no later than the end of the day on September 14th, 2009.
THEME - SOCIAL NETWORKING - OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION TO BE MADE AT THE
“An Overview of Social Networking and Human Resources Applications”
Connie Crosby, Crosby Group Consulting
(Description of presentation to come)
“Managing Employee Use of Social Media Applications”
Dan Michaluk, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
In order to take advantage of Social Media applications, businesses must first understand the context and challenges that exist with the use of these applications. Social Media can be interpreted as “online speech” between businesses, and their prospective, current and former employees. Care must be taken when dealing with the private nature of the information shared between individuals and businesses, and potential conflicts of interest in the attraction and recruitment stages. Employers must also be mindful of risks such as breach of confidence, discrimination and harassment with current employees, and specific issues may arise after the employment relationship has ended with former employees as well.
“Social Networking at AMD”
Sheldon Silverman, Global Marketing Group
As a major marketer of advanced technology, AMD is always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with its technology partners and end users. The advent of social networking has provided AMD’s Global Marketing Group with an innovative and cost-effective way to do so. However, with literally hundreds of AMDers communicating directly with these outside parties, it is critical that AMDers be trained to communicate effectively in a manner that does not create undue liability. AMD Legal, working closely with AMD’s Social Media Counsel and Chief Marketing Officer has created a social media policy and a set of rules to address this need.