Re: Predictions On Individuals
I don't think the prediction software would watch that exactly - I think you could say, in a call center, measure changes in productivity over time and likely find common behaviors for those people who leave soon. In sales, same thing - number of phone calls, number of sick days, etc, etc....
Of course, just like scoring high on an IQ test doesn't mean you'll necessarily be successful at IQ related tasks, just because a given person is exhibiting the same or similar behavior doesn't mean their end goal is the same.
Additionally - I don't see why the automate assumption is employers will use this data to fire people early - a more likely and useful utilization of this informatiom would be for a company to seek out those who appear to be on their way out and try to retain them if possible.
Training and hiriing are costs after all, and not insignificant for even low level corporate jobs - aslo the knowledge lost from longer term employees can be enormous.
Add to this if your company is of fair size, so your sales team are professionals and well paid, there is almost zero chance one of them will be stupid enough to bad mouth their current employer on social media while searching for a new job.
Move forward ten, twenty years with the prevelance of HR and others using social media will make using it worthless (much like evaluating job candidates only by a resume today would be worthless).
They will in effect be trained by the market place of hiring to limit what they say on all kinds of levels on all social media.
Just as successful professionals today are well trained on interviews and resumes.