SOURCE: Peoplefluent


October 11, 2011 10:00 ET

Upcoming Peoplefluent Webcast to Detail Social Media Policy and Compliance Strategies for Human Resources

RALEIGH, NC and WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2011) -

Lisa Harpe, Ph.D., industrial psychologist and principal consultant at the Peoplefluent Research Institute, Peoplefluent's affirmative action research and compliance consulting arm, along with Christy Kiely, Esq., Hunton & Williams LLP

Will present a webcast titled, "How Employers Can Avoid the Dangers of Social Networks."

The hour-long webcast will take place October 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm. ET (11 a.m. CT / 10 a.m. MT / 9 a.m. PT).


Social media tools -- including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and others -- present new challenges at each stage of employment, from recruiting to separation. Effective social media policies are key to managing risk and maximizing potential. Peoplefluent presents "How Employers Can Avoid the Dangers of Social Networks" to help employers understand how social media may already be impacting their organizations and to offer actionable recommendations to ensure businesses protect themselves from employee abuse.

During this complimentary, hour-long session, participants will learn how to draft and implement effective social media policies and how to address employee use and abuse of social media sites. Those who use social networking as part of the hiring processes will hear how they can avoid discrimination and maintain compliance with federal laws. Dr. Harpe and Kiely will detail laws as enforced by both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and explain recordkeeping requirements for federal contractors. Participants will leave understanding how to avoid both disparate treatment and potential impact.

Presenter, Lisa D. Grant Harpe, Ph.D., is an industrial psychologist and senior consultant for the Peoplefluent Research Institute, where she assists companies in the evaluation of their employment practices as they relate to discrimination. Her specialties include statistical and qualitative analysis of hiring, performance appraisal, compensation and promotion practices, as well as coordination with attorneys and employers involved in discrimination litigation or Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) audits. She brings 10 years of expertise in industrial psychology and occupational analysis to the Institute.

She joins Hunton & Williams associate, Christy Kiely, whose practice focuses on employment litigation in federal and state courts and advice to business management and in-house counsel on a full range of employment issues. Kiely's practice also emphasizes affirmative action work and plan preparation, and practice before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and other administrative agencies. She also conducts management and supervisor training on a wide range of legal and practical employment issues.

Register for "How Employers Can Avoid the Dangers of Social Networking" at

About Peoplefluent

Peoplefluent is transforming Talent Management through best-of-breed technology and expertise. With a deep focus on business intelligence and analytics, the Company's mobile and SaaS technology gives clients the actionable insight required to make strategic decisions that drive better business results. Nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 100 use Peoplefluent Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Compliance and Diversity solutions to manage salaried, hourly and contingent labor across their organization. These solutions manage the entire talent lifecycle from recruiting to on-boarding and through the ongoing management of each person's career while helping organizations measure, analyze and empower their existing workforce. The Company's solutions currently support more than 4,400 organizations ranging in size from large, global corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and it is used by more than five million users in 214 countries and territories around the world.