A bad online reputation can come back to haunt you.
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With social media, what you don’t know can seriously hurt your organization. One 2010 survey found that employees estimate spending roughly four hours every day checking multiple email accounts, with up to two hours spent on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. A 2012 Salary.com survey found that 64 percent of employees visit non-work related websites daily.
Scores usher in era of ‘quantified employee’
Social media outlets buzzed in 2012 when Wired magazine ran a story about Sam Fiorella, a senior executive who said he lost out on a vice president position with a large Toronto-based marketing agency because of a low Klout score. According to the article, Fiorella admitted during his job interview that he didn’t know what a Klout score was—and claimed that after the recruiter showed him his Klout score (which was 34), the interview ended quickly.
Mobile is the next frontier when it comes to recruitment technologies. Our industries innovations follow in the footsteps of consumer and business industry trends. First, with data storage systems like the applicant tracking systems, and then cloud and SaaS based systems, and the use of social media as part of recruiting. Yes, mobile is the next frontier in the recruiting world, and slow yet steady progress is being made.
Organizations (77%) are increasingly using social networking sites for recruiting, primarily as a way to attract passive job candidates. Fewer organizations (20%) use social networking websites or online search engines to screen job candidates.
Is this Retaliation 2.0?
Two weeks ago, Adria Richards attended an industry conference at which she overheard sexual jokes from two attendees sitting behind her during a session. So, she complained...on Twitter:
And then she blogged about it here. The social-media complaints resulted in one of the joke tellers getting fired. And, last Wednesday, Ms. Richards tweeted that her employer supported her.
In Tuesday’s post I mentioned my friend Doug – that’s him in the picture with me. I met Doug on Twitter several months – maybe even a year ago. If you are an HR professional and not a part of the large HR community that exists on social media you are missing out and I’m going to use Doug to tell you why.
Taking cues from social media trends, recruitment firms diversify service offerings
Internet job portals and recruitment firms are following the lead of popular social media platforms and adding personal touches to the services they offer their clients in order to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive market.
At this point in the 21st century, if you’re not actively engaged in social media to help boost your practice, you’re missing out. While not all tools will be appropriate for all HR consultants, there are three in particular that deserve a look: LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
Keep communication lines with job applicants open, hiring process transparent
Recruiters and hiring managers can do more to fill the void that job candidates often get sucked into when applying online for a position, said one recruitment and staffing expert during a Jan. 23, 2013, webcast presented by BraveNewTalent, a San Mateo, Calif.-based social media platform for job seekers.
Productivity is a key metric on the shop floor of Industrial Mold and Machine in Twinsburg, Ohio. But when manufacturing workers there wanted to collaborate with colleagues on ways to improve the output of their metal-cutting machines, they had to leave their workstations to access computer kiosks located around the plant.
There’s been a lot of conversation lately about the role of social media in today’s workplace. While we’ve pretty much established that social media is here to stay, there are still many workplaces that discourage -- if not totally prohibit -- the use of social media (or any internet activity) at work.
Think for a moment about every interaction you had yesterday.
A few text messages, a slew of e-mails. The phone rang a few times. You met a colleague for a quick afternoon coffee. You watched a YouTube video. You clicked around Facebook and read a few blogs. You did a Google search on your phone because you had to know exactly what “capers” really were. There was that hour (or more) spent poring over data, correcting someone else’s oversight, scratching out the inklings of a great idea, and then … you did it all again today.
This isn’t just your life.
On January 9, SHRM We Know Next chatted with John Hudson (@JohnPHudson) about the topic: "Should Recruiters Judge Candidates by Their Social Media Profiles?"
Legal and regulatory changes—more than new laws—are driving the need for company policy adjustments, revised plan documents and updated employee handbooks for 2013 by U.S. employers.
One of the most exciting things about working in HR is that the field is always changing, constantly bringing about new trends and technologies to our daily operations. While this means that we must always be on our toes and be committed to learning new things on a regular basis, each new development that we embrace will help to make our jobs easier and bring greater efficiency to the entire HR function.