Staff Management, Hiring Procedures and Legal Terms in Times of Social Media

Hiring procedures have dramatically changed over the past couple of years. With the emergence of social media new tools for “employee screening” became available and are in heavy use by corporations all over the country. All known job posting boards on the Internet are recommending to “watch your online presence”. Don’t post anything that might tick anyone off, is the common advice.

While it was, and still is, good advice to think before speaking, what exactly can anyone post in social media these days? Is leaving a comment about the President’s latest budget cutting ideas already a problem? The HR guy or the hiring manager might not share the opinion and might lean to the other extreme of the topic. Is publishing that someone had 10 beers during the last birthday party already minimizing chances for a job? Continue reading

Warren Buffett Rebuffs Gold – Does nothing for any Economy

Warren Buffett hit the nail on the head. Gold is a useless investment. It just does nothing for anyone and does not produce anything. If everyone would invest in gold rather than in the economy, we all would still throw stones at each other. If it ever comes down to it that gold becomes a currency, we will all wish it would go away. Until then, it is a speculation tool and helps those with an “me first” attitude to sleep better.

Buffett rebuffs gold, but inflation says ‘buy’ – ETF Adviser – MarketWatch.