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Firms shouldn’t ask for facebook passwords; Framework proposed for hospital exec comp; Ontario construction workers in demand
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2012

Firms shouldn’t ask for facebook passwords

MENLO PARK, CALIF. — Facebook is warning employers not to ask potential job candidates for their login and password information, as seen in recent media reports. This practice not only undermines security and privacy but also “potentially exposes the employer to unanticipated legal liability,” said Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer. Facebook has made sharing or soliciting a password a violation of its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

Framework proposed for hospital exec comp

TORONTO The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) has introduced a proposed hospital executive compensation framework recommending hospital CEO compensation be based on a complexity matrix that includes budget size, research and teaching intensity, patient volumes and other factors. It also recommends boards: implement a pay-for-performance scheme; extend executives’ compensation freeze to a total of five consecutive years; and review organizational policies regarding car allowances.

Ontario construction workers in demand

TORONTOThe construction industry in Ontario will need to recruit about 120,000 new workers by 2020 to address expansion and replacement demand requirements, according to a report by the Construction Sector Council (CSC). The construction labour force is estimated to rise by 43,000 workers to meet the demand due to increased construction activity and the industry will need to replace 77,000 workers who are expected to retire over the next decade.

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