I can remember only a few years ago, if a company was letting an employee go or the employee left a 2 week notice, most employees would try to leave on good terms so they can use the company as a reference. There was not much of a benefit for the company to â€œtake careâ€? of this leaving employee. My, how things have changed. Enter the bloggers.
When was the last time you went to Google, Yahoo, and MSN and searched your first and last name and your companyâ€™s name? You may be unpleasantly surprised. If one of your employees has a personal blog or forum they post on, a simple statement like â€œI worked for -insert your company name here- and they suck becauseâ€¦.â€? can end up being on the first page of some of the top search engines.