...employers to self-regulate and act responsibly. In other words, to have a little faith in people.
A spirited think piece on the issue lists three more reasons why nosey-parker bosses should refrain from poking the profiles of would-be employees, and the Round-Up is in full agreement.
Firstly, everyone has fun, sometimes. Generation Y is much more open with personal data than the previous generation, so live with it, Grandpa. Just because they've posted pictures of themselves doing tequila slammers while wearing a pair of comedy breasts doesn't mean you didn't. You can remember your Fresher's Week right? Exactly. Or maybe you can't. Same difference.
Secondly, why should people have to keep everything private? Everyone is entitled to share if they want. The responsibility is back on the bosses to keep themselves from snooping, prying and tut-tutting. An individual shouldn't make all the fun bits invisible out of fear that a future employer might be peeking at holiday snaps. So keep your beak out, boss.
Finally, employers could miss out too. Sure, that person is dressed as a tiger while drinking bright blue shots, but that doesn't mean he or she isn't a damn fine DBA.
Of course, if he or she gets the job and then gets up to the same shenanigans in the office, don't blame the Round-Up...
Finally this Friday...
When you're away from work on the weekend, do you miss technology? The Round-Up rather suspects you do.
Do your eyes grow moist thinking of the paper on cloud services you're preparing for the board? The twinkling lights and serpentine cables of the server room? The sound of a busy service desk in full swing?
Of course you do and there's nothing wrong with missing technology on the weekend, no matter what your exasperated partner tells you. IT is in your blood, IT is part of your DNA.
However, the Round-Up's here to tell you that there's absolutely no need to miss out on technology on the weekend thanks to a spiffing silicon.com list of technology-themed days out to keep you entertained on your next day out of the office.
Naturally, there are a smattering of museums: London's Science Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry and the less known Porthcurno Telegraph Museum are all houses of delight for the self-respecting science geek. But there's plenty of other stuff too- check out the full list: it sure beats DIY as a plan for the weekend.