HR Must Embrace Social Media

As companies like Twitter and Facebook become household names, social media continues to advance toward the mainstream. Many companies’ HR Departments, however, still resist using social media or allowing employees to access social media sites at work.

This interesting infographic, courtesy of Compliance and Safety, details some of the reasons why companies still resist to incorporate social media. And highlights some of the benefits they miss out on by doing so.

 

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  • http://www.recruitinginferno.com/ Steve Levy

    What this biased infographic does is to completely gloss over why financial service firm block access to social media: FINRA regulations (http://www.finra.org/industry/regulation/notices/2011/p124187). So stories such as this one…

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/banned-on-wall-street-facebook-twitter-and-gmail/

    …do little but to foment a “Boo-hoo, I can’t check my Facebook page at work and make my very important social plans for after work – my employer sucks” mentality.

    You don’t NEED social media – you’ve simply become accustomed to it.

    Incidentally, the “91% of Recruiters use social networks to evaluate job applicants” “fact” makes me laugh because it gives many the impression that nearly ALL recruiters know what they’re doing with the tools…

    Yeah, and people with drivers licenses never get into car accidents.

    • http://twitter.com/MikeChuidian Mike Chuidian 

      I’ll have to agree with you on this one, Stevie. More than half of the 91% don’t even know how to leverage SM for recruiting. So the “Boo-hoo, I can’t check my Facebook page at work and make my very important social plans for after work – my employer sucks” mentality stands true.

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