Only a few days after being hired by the University of Michigan’s football program as the assistant director of football recruiting, Glenn Schembechler (son of longtime Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler) resigned after his questionable social media activity came to light. According to The Detroit News, a review of Schembechler’s Twitter timeline showed he had […]
People have been crowing for years that the end of social media is coming, and last year’s Elon Musk takeover of Twitter only raised the volume. But in reality, social media networks are likely here to stay, even with the growth of longer-form newsletters and the concerns users have about privacy. Platforms may transform, shape-shift, […]
Elon Musk’s recent ultimatum to Twitter staff to be prepared to accept “long hours at high intensity” or leave the company illustrates the importance some organizations place on company culture. While “long hours at high intensity” may sound like simply telling staff to work harder, it also says something about culture. And while the mass […]
After Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter, the company laid off over 900 California employees. As news spread that Twitter plans to eliminate 50% of its workforce, employees filed a class action lawsuit against the company alleging the reduction in force violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act as well as California law. […]
It’s been a stressful time for U.S. workers, with significant layoffs being announced at high profile tech companies including Twitter, Meta, and Amazon. According to experts, losing a job is not only one of the most emotionally traumatic experiences a person can go through, but also affects those who are not laid off in downsizing […]
What do Twitter, Amazon, and Facebook parent company Meta have in common? Well, besides the obvious fact that they’re all major tech companies, all three firms have recently announced significant employee layoffs. Massive Layoffs Strike Big Tech Meta, which also owns WhatsApp and Instagram, announced the layoff of over 11,000 employees in early November. Following […]
We’re living in a split-screen world when it comes to burnout and the employee experience. On one side are all the investments CEOs and HR executives have been making in recent years—and especially since the pandemic began—to support employee well-being and mental health. This is not just a warm-and-fuzzy benefit; rather, it’s an essential part […]
With approximately 3.6 billon people expressing themselves on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok, employers have to ask themselves some important questions. For example, should you set boundaries for what you will or won’t accept in employees’ online posting activities? Can you legally fire them for posting something on […]
Recently, we’ve written a few posts discussing Google’s recent decision to end forced arbitration for employees. While the company had previously ended forced arbitration in cases involving claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault, it had, until now, left forced arbitration in place for other claims.
In a tight labor market, we see many examples of companies going the extra mile to entice new employees to join their ranks and to keep their existing employees happy. But what about former employees? It turns out some companies are finding out the hard way they need to keep them happy as well.