Newton Announces Upcoming Webinar: Avoiding the Biggest Pitfalls of Social Recruiting

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If you are not using some form of the social web to recruit, you’re in the minority. According to a recent survey by, 39% of employers use social media sites to research job candidates. The same survey found that 43% of hiring managers have disqualified a candidate based on the information they discovered on social media sites. Experts agree that regardless of how you use the information you find online, employers need to ensure that the information that they are using to make hiring decisions is lawful.

Join us for a discussion about the legal and compliance aspects of social recruiting that every employer should consider. 

Join employment law expert, Jon Hyman, a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz and Joel Passen, Newton’s Head of Marketing, for a webinar dedicated to uncovering the biggest pitfalls of social recruiting. During this session, you’ll receive expert guidance on how to safely obtain the information that your organization is using to evaluate job applicants. Additionally, our panelists will address other emerging issues at the intersection of talent acquisition and social media.  This won’t be another run-of-the-mill webinar. Our interview-style webinar will be informative and lively. There will also be time for participants to ask our experts questions.

Who should attend:
Human resource and recruiting leaders, hiring managers, anyone interested in social recruiting

December 5, 2013 at 1:00pm EST


About Jon Hyman, expert panelist

Jon Hyman provides proactive and results-driven solutions to employers’ workforce problems.

He focuses his practice in the representation of companies in labor and employment disputes. His representation extends beyond the courtroom, into various state and federal administrative agencies. Jon’s recent victories include the winning the decertification of a wage and hour class action, obtaining summary judgment in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, prevailing in a jury trial on breach of a non-competition agreement, and achieving the decertification of a labor union.

Complementing his litigation practice, Jon also advises individuals and companies on a wide-range of employment, human relations, and labor-relations issues. Jon serves an “outside in-house counsel” role for businesses that lack an in-house labor & employment attorney. In this role, Jon drafts policies and handbooks, audits HR practices and procedures, and advises companies on day-to-day HR issues such as employee discipline and terminations and workplace investigations. This role also frequently requires Jon’s service as an author and speaker on myriad employment-related issues.

Jon is the author of the nationally recognized Ohio Employer’s Law Blogwhich the ABA has commended as one of the top 100 legal blogs for the past three years. LexisNexis has also named Jon’s blog to its list of the Top 25 Labor & Employment Blogs.

You can also find Jon commenting on current labor and employment law issues on:

Twitter @jonhyman


About Joel Passen

A self-described recovering recruiter, Joel has been involved in the talent acquisition industry for the past 15 years. Joel has always been interested in the intersection of technology and talent. This led him to co-found Newton Software, a technology company that develops popular, cloud-based hiring software for small and medium-sized employers. Today, Joel serves as the Head of Marketing and Sales for Newton Software which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing HR Technology companies in the country.

Joel is an accomplished speaker and panelist often tapped for his expertise in recruiting, recruitment compliance and emerging HR technology. His speaking credentials include regional SHRM meetings and talent management events in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Texas and Alabama. He is a passionate, engaging and thought-provoking speaker who always scores high marks from audiences.


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