Business Owners- Evaluate Proclivities

Neil Siskind is the Founder & Chairman of The Fatherhood Assignment
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Learn more at:  http://www.neil-siskind-the-fatherhood-assignment.org/

 

Neil Siskind is the Conservator of the Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve
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The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve is over 7 acres of environmentally-pristine waterfront land in a magnificent setting along New York’s majestic Hudson River. The Preserve includes a variety of species of animal and plant life, and is a precious example of the thoughtful maintenance of New York’s priceless open spaces. The land’s uses are limited to outdoor recreation such as hiking and climbing, and the study of ecology, nature and land use. The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve allows for the intelligent contemplation of our valuable natural resources and the most effective ways to protect and maximize them.

 

 
Neil Siskind, Founder, “National Fatherhood Day”- March 29th

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To encourage recognition of the needs of boys and girls who are living without fathers or father-figures in their lives.

Read about the non-profits and charities whose missions Neil Siskind supports at: www.neilsiskindsupports.com

You can read what clients and associates are saying about Neil Siskind at: http://siskindlawfirm.com/neil-siskind-bio/.

Neil Siskind’s Volunteer Work:
Volunteer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Donate to one of my needy public classrooms: http://www.donorschoose.org/NeilSiskindGiving

Help Neil Siskind make sick children’s wishes come true: Neil-Siskind/Help-Make-A-Child-Smile.htm

Help Neil Siskind help children with cancer to be more comfortable: http://mskcc.convio.net/site/TR?px=3182108&fr_id=2632&pg=personal

Champion Children– We seek to inspire people through stories of children who have overcome challenges: http://siskindlawfirm.com/champion-children/

Neil Siskind’s Pro Bono Work:
Protecting New York’s senior citizens from fraud and financial abuse www.savingseniorcitizens.com
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Senior FreeStart Business- Pro Bono: We seek to help put senior citizens in the right direction so that they can face the challenges of the modern economy: http://siskindlawfirm.com/free-start-business/

Veteran FreeStart Business- Pro Bono: We seek to help put Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in the right direction so that they can face the challenges of the modern economy: http://siskindlawfirm.com/free-start-business/

Neil Siskind’s Philanthropic & Environmental Work:

-Hudson Riverfront Land Conservation: The Neil S. Siskind Nature Preserve is over 7 acres of environmentally-pristine waterfront land in a magnificent setting along New York’s majestic Hudson River.

-Founder & Chairman, The Fatherhood Assignment: A think tank to educate the public about, and advocate for the children of absentee fathers. http://www.neil-siskind-the-fatherhood-assignment.org/

-Founder and Developer of “National Fatherhood Day” (TM), observed annually on March 29th, to encourage recognition of the needs of boys and girls who are living without fathers or father-figures in their lives.

Neil Siskind’s Government Work:

-Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston, MA, 1994, Intern
-Office of Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Newington, CT, 1992, Intern
-Hartford County Department of Probation, Hartford, CT, 1991, Intern

Neil Siskind’s Community Assistance:

Established and operated a temporary legal clinic offering inexpensive legal services to struggling Long Islanders during the recession to help clients resolve debt, plan estate matters, organize finances, start small businesses and obtain governmental assistance such as Medicaid.

Neil Siskind’s linkedin URL: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/

 

Article:

No business today is immune from the instant worldwide dissemination of everyday-people’s comments about their products, services or internal business practices. If you operate a service business or if you have employees, you need to be aware of who you are serving or hiring in terms of their Internet proclivities. If potential clients or potential employees are frequently posting their opinions and comments on the Internet about any topic, you need to know. There are steps you can take to protect your business from such clients and employees, a necessity in today’s digital world.

Research your potential clients’, patients’ and employees’ proclivities for using the Internet to post their opinions. Look for any comments they have made on the Internet-at-large or on their social media pages about businesses, political events, social matters or other people. In general, take a look at how often your potential client, patient or employee posts anything on the Internet to see if they are actively using the Internet to voice their opinions, lash-out on issues, talk about previous employers, comment on business services, or to just get a feel for how much they use the Internet to make comments in general. Certainly take time to evaluate if there is any Internet addiction or tendencies to obsessively use the Internet to voice opinions. Further, see if potential employees, clients or patients are saying controversial things online.

This research will alert you that you could one day be the subject of their online comments. Moreover, you should be concerned if an employee has made or habitually makes extreme social or political opinions, because such comments could reflect upon your company.

There are many services for which this will not be realistic. For example, if you are a landscaper, pet store or auto mechanic, it would be overly cumbersome to make such an analysis for each new customer. But for doctors, lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, event planners, or anyone else who provides a very personal service and works closely and directly with people, the research could be worth the time. Knowing who you are dealing should be as important to you as it is to the clients or patients in this digital age where people use the Internet to lash-out at or comment on services they receive.

As for employers, this kind of research should be part of every analysis you do before hiring a new employee, as employee-employer relationships can often lead to unfulfilled or unsatisfied employees. Even if a potential employee has not said anything negative or controversial online, hourly postings of any kind on social media can indicate addictive, obsessive or immature behavior via the Internet. Discuss with your attorney having new employees sign confidentiality agreements with liquidated damage clauses for any comments an employee makes online during or following employment.

Never think that someone is not the type of person to write things on the Internet and, thus, fail to do your basic homework. If a person is angry enough, they are capable of doing anything, including writing things online. Although there are no guarantees, at least some basic analysis should be undertaken to protect your business. While it’s true that just because a potential client or employee does not have a predisposition for posting comments online does not mean that he or she would not do such in the future, it is, however, important to know who is in fact predisposed to such activity, lest you be the next subject of their future online analysis.

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