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Social Media @ Work For HR

When LinkedIn was launched in 2003, few in HR could have predicted the role social media would come to play in the profession. In fact, few probably recognized the term “social media” in 2003.

The Real ROI of Informal and Social Learning

Social or informal learning at a very basic level is learning through social connections and/or shared learning experiences through social media. For example, we may learn by listening to a podcast, a conversation during dinner with friends, receiving an email, reading a LinkedIn post, watching a live notification video on Facebook, debriefing a team project or receiving feedback from your Leader; the list goes on.

Social Media Goes to Work (For or Against You?)

What value do organizations truly receive from having a presence on social media?

Five Technologies That Serve HR and the Workplace Well

Increasingly, the delivery, support and management of HR all depend on technology, and the landscape is ever changing and being positively disrupted. With that in mind, let’s look at five technologies that have changed the way HR goes to work most effectively.

Social Media: A Woman’s Touch Required

As pointed out by Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, “The social world is led by women.” Traditionally depicted as the more social of the sexes, perhaps it is unsurprising women have taken the pole position in social media.

Facebook or Face Time? Business Relationships Take More Than Texting, Friending, and Online “Connecting”

Technology has yielded some great communication tools, but Barefoot Wines founder Michael Houlihan says they are not relationship builders. Here, he shares six reasons why the personal touch will always be more effective than pixels on a screen.

Social Media Changing Recruitment

Recruitment has changed over the last decade. The process is mostly web-based and with recruitment agencies popping up all over the internet, it has become a new phenomenon for job-seekers and employers alike.

Risks of Social Media Background Checks

Social media sites can be a useful tool for employers to screen prospective job candidates. With over one billion active Facebook profiles and 500 million Twitter users, employers are just a few clicks away from copious amounts of readily accessible personal information. Nevertheless, employers must be aware that these “social media background checks” are subject to privacy laws which place restrictions on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. They should also be aware of the risks of using this information.