The phrase ‘social media’ would previously had many in HR reaching for the employee handbook checking their organisation’s policy on internet use. But all that is changing.
Personnel Today’s Social Media Week – with exclusive content published below – is a recognition of the rapid change that is taking place in this area.
An increasing number of employers are using social media to gain a competitive advantage, moving away from compliance and restrictions on staff access, to capturing their own employees’ (and potential recruits’) enthusiasm for all things Web 2.0.
Everday this week, HR blogger Jon Ingham will be writing about the benefits – both personally and professionally to HR professionals of getting involved in social media.
Breaking down the barriers
What’s on your mind?
Legal dilemma: Using online profiles in recruitment
Blogging in the workplace
Webchats: 7 steps for getting the most value
HR in practice: Wiki while you work
|Research: HR’s policies on social media at work|
A survey by Personnel Today and law firm Charles Russell, called Social Networking Research, revealed that HR professionals are worried about the potential misuse of these sites.
US blogger Rich DeMatteo looks at six HR functions which, put simply, will no longer work without social media.