Belgian academics find that Facebook's aversion to opt-in settings could mean its new data policy contravenes European legislation on a number of fronts.
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New research by the Australian Department of Employment has shown that the domestic information technology market is a long way from experiencing a skills shortage, with an average of almost 50 applicants per advertised job in the sector.
The 3000-strong Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment insists an amended Notice of Intent still complies with New Zealand's All of Government 'cloud first' policy.
A recent skills and jobs survey is a harbinger to a nightmarish future that awaits the average Indian engineer.
The rise of massive, open online courses (MOOCs) may offer a means for many professionals to pursue new skills, while providing employers a relatively inexpensive way to stay competitive.
The majority of IT job demands in China are focused on basic skills such as programming, but cloud and mobility will continue to drive IT employment for 2013.
More companies expected to monitor employees' behavior in and out of work, but clearly defined policies and parameters need to be established to prevent privacy intrusions, urge watchers.
Software used internally should still be protected even if there's less risk, and companies should know limitations of copyright law and create holistic regime to safeguard intellectual property, say observers.
The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act is designed to shield the social networking passwords of job applicants and students.
Short attention span of younger employees leads to high turnover rate, says software exec, who points to cloud-based platforms as way to engage these professionals and facilitate communications with their supervisors.
Companies should not have the right to access private domains such as social media accounts, say market observers, but note there are benefits to adding bosses on your social networks.
Rise in cross-border video interviews, background checks through social media and instant updates through mobile devices are some ways technology are used in recruitment processes today.
European policy-makers want to nail down the terms 'privacy' and 'security' to help formulate future legislation, and have given a group of researchers more than €3m to conduct a project to gauge European attitudes to the concepts.The Prisms project, which quietly launched on 1 February, was announced on Thursday by German research body the Fraunhofer Institute.
Most Singaporean employees don't include bosses as friends on social media, but chances of adding supervisors to networks higher with younger workers, survey finds.
Findings into working conditions at Cupertino's Foxconn factories will also be made available on Fair Labor Association's Web site.
Demand is hottest this year for Java developers, new survey of 1,200 hiring managers shows.
A year after Cablegate, are we seeing the foundations being laid for shifts in foreign policy or disclosure legislation?
Firms must rethink and have transparent IT-related guidelines for new staff, given changing work environment due to influx of Gen Y workers, social media tools and mobile devices.
But should clearly state their rights and obligations such as legitimate monitoring of employees' social media use to avoid potential disputes as well as keep within accepted guidelines, say security experts.
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