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Europe says employers must warn job applicants before checking them out on Facebook

Europe says employers must warn job applicants before checking them out on Facebook

Finance
Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly usersEurope has a message for employers: Think twice before you check the social media profiles of job applicants. European officials have issued new guidelines that warn bosses about the legal hazards of scrolling through the social media profiles of potential hires. The rules require employers to issue a disclaimer before they check applicants' online accounts, including Facebook(FB, Tech30), Instagram, Snapchat(SNAP), Twitter(TWTR, Tech30) and LinkedIn. If applicants don't see the warning, the company could be in breach of European Union data protection rules. Employers are also barred from compiling social media data as part of the hiring process unless it is "necessary and relevant" for a particular job. The guidelines are part of a lengthy docum...
EU nurse applicants drop by 96% since Brexit vote

EU nurse applicants drop by 96% since Brexit vote

Health
There has been a sharp drop in nurses registering to work in the UK since the EU referendum, figures suggest.Last July, 1,304 nurses from the EU joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council register, compared to 46 in April this year, a fall of 96%.The Health Foundation said the findings could not be more stark and said they should act as a "wake-up call".But the NMC said the introduction of English language testing for EU nurses is also likely to have played a role.It comes as the NHS is already struggling with nurse vacancies and, without this supply line, shortages could get worse.In May, research by the Royal College of Nursing found one in nine posts in England was vacant.The union said it meant the NHS was 40,000 nurses short of what was needed.Vital supply lineThe figures - obtained by ...