Need Not Apply

Earlier this month, a job posting for Arthur Grand Technologies, a Virginia tech firm, surfaced on Reddit. The job posting sought only “Born US Citizens” and contained the following information in brackets: “White” and “Don’t share with candidates.” Now that the posting has been discovered and widely shared, the company has come out with the contention that it was created by a disgruntled former employee.

Business Takeaway: A timely reminder that business owners must beware of all the ways in which employees, and former employees, can do damage. To the extent that such damage can be contained, success turns on (1) sizing up and managing corporate culture, discipline, and discharge; (2) monitoring social media.