Due to new requirements introduced to federal public servants on the code of conduct for social media I will be removing the majority of my Facebook, Twitter and other social media content. Please note any previous postings were prior to the release of these new regulations and that the opinions expressed within this forum are that of my person and do not necessary reflect the opinions and positions of Statistics Canada or the Harper Government.
Not sure what the hell to think about this. Have you heard anything about this Aurora? You read the news and whatnot.
A troubling trend in the U.S. job market has seen applicants crying foul over efforts to gain access to their social networks and legislators hastening to protect them from such measures, but experts north of the border say Canadians have much less to worry about.
Labour laws in Canada offer strong protection from employers who ask jobseekers for personal information such as social media passwords, lawyers said. Rules in the U.S. are much more lax, they said, citing several cases in which prospective hiring managers have asked candidates to turn over their login information as part of the vetting process.
Yes, it's true! The new code of conduct for federal employees just came into effect and it includes social media. If you indicate in your profile that you are a Government of Canada employee, you basically need to conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times.
Instead of taking those measures, all that person has to do is remove any reference to being an employee of the Government of Canada.