According to a Proskauer Rose report, 43 percent of businesses have had to handle incidents of misuse of social networks, and a human resources expert says she "doesn't know any recruiter who doesn't Google prospective hires." An article in The Wall Street Journal explores company policies and employee practices surrounding social networking use, noting that when using company equipment, there should be no expectation of privacy. Curtis Midkiff, director of social engagement at a Virginia-based professional group, says, "Don't post anything on social networks--whether on business or personal matters--that you would not want to take responsibility for in an all-staff meeting." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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