Understanding Social Media @Work

Workology

Social media is no longer this new, pretty thing that we admire from afar. Social media is not going anywhere. Social media is a part of our every day lives even at work. Last week I debated with an attorney on the topic of Social Media @Work.

Workplace Social Media CYA

Workology

This is a 4 part series on Managing Your Social Media Mullet. You can view Part 1 where I discussed the concept of social media mullet and “Business in the front. This is because the internet and social media is something that executives cannot control.

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Social Media Boot Camp for HR at SHRM 2011

Workology

In just a few short weeks, I’ll be landing in Vegas for the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference. Social Media Boot Camp for HR is a four hour workshop geared toward social media basics for the human resources, talent management, and recruiting professional.

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5 Cool Tools for Corporate Social Media

Workology

Social media is here to stay. That’s evident especially with companies like Monster who launched their social media networking tool, Be Known at the 2011 Annual SHRM Conference. This is my new favorite social media desktop tool.

Managing Your Social Media Mullet — Part 1

Workology

The mullet began making appearances in the popular media in the 1960s and 1970s but did not catch on with the masses until the early 1980s. I first wrote about “ the social media mullet ” in 2009. Social media is all about interacting and developing relationships.

The “Anti-Social” Social Media

Resume Bear

There’s a body of thought that believes technology, particularly social media, has given us a great boost in finding, building and keeping connections with people. Social media can be a great tool…if used correctly and appropriately.

The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Workology

Social media. Companies are using social media as part of their recruiting and candidate selection process and in business every day. Or maybe you use tools like Wink to search across social media networks by keyword. Old laws. New tools.

‘The Social Media Symphony’

Resume Bear

Social media this, social networking that, Facebook here, Twitter there. For people using social media personally, it is not only fun, it’s also a great way to connect to friends and family to see what’s happening in their worlds.

Social Media Recruiting to Grow Further in 2011

Careers Done Write

In terms of cost effective candidate sourcing, more and more firms are looking to social media to tap into the passive candidate pool. According to a 2010 report by Jobvite, a recruiting software firm based out of Northern California, social networks lead all other recruiting channels for planned investment by employers as the economy recovers. The shift towards social media for staffing is a trend that is not likely to stop any time soon.

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How to Get a New Job Using Social Media

Careers Done Write

Learning the ins and outs of using social media for job search can be quite an undertaking. Between LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, the three main social media sites, there is a lot to understand. Job Search Strategies social media

Say NO to Social Media. Sometimes

Executive Career Brand

Say NO to Social Media. My typical start-of-the-day routine – checking email and catching up with Twitter and other social media – was eating into my most productive morning writing hours. Related posts: How Much Social Media Is Enough?

Social Media @Work

Workology

Social media is no longer this new, pretty thing that we admire from afar. Social media is not going anywhere. Social media is a part of our every day lives even at work. Last week I debated with an attorney on the topic of Social Media @Work.

How Celebrities Use Social Media

Workology

Arguably Lady Gaga is the celebrity queen of social media. With more than 11 million Twitter followers and over 37 million Facebook Likes, she is one of the most celebrated and engaged celebrities on social media. Photo Credit SHRM & Social Media for Celebrities.

Social Media ROI: Is It Worth the Time?

Executive Career Brand

Social Media ROI: Is It Worth the Time? So much has been written and said about whether social media brings enough return on time invested. We can easily get consumed and overwhelmed by dabbling in too much social media , and making an impact with none.

Steamed Employment Law Attorneys & Social Media

Workology

Social media is here to stay, and if you block it, your employees will find a way. Many of them have never posted a tweet, shared a story on Facebook, or know that delicious is a social bookmarking site and not about food. Avoid social media when recruiting.

Research Reveals How HR Uses Social Media

Workology

I’m often asked about how human resource pros, recruiters, and talent management people are using or can use social media in the professional and corporate work environment. Social media can provide a distinct business advantage.

Social Media for Colleges & Career Services

Workology

As someone who has worked with college students, recent grads, and student athletes, they are often surprised at the openness of social media and its use by employers as a form of a social media employment background check.

Social Media: Beware what you share!

Resume Bear

So we’ve all heard, no doubt, that it’s important to be careful about what we share on social media platforms. Here are a few: Obviously, be careful what you talk about on social media sites.

How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

Social media policies and guidelines don’t have to be complicated. With the average American spending six to twelve hours a month on Facebook, social media is an essential part of millions of Americans daily lives. Social Media Policy Myths. Social Media.

Death, the Internet, & Social Media

Workology

When someone passes away, what happens to their social media profiles and digital footprint on the Internet? Social media offers an opportunity for people to join together in a common place and reflect, mourn, remember, and share how a lost loved one touched their lives.

Social Media Tip – Profile Pic Consistency

Resume Bear

If you use social media for business, promotion and/or job seeking purposes or just want to create a cohesive social brand / footprint, you may want to consider using the same profile picture for your various accounts on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Empire Avenue, your blog, etc.

Part 5 – The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination

Workology

The Era of Corporate Social Media Discrimination Series has been one of my most popular series. In Part 2 , I outlined potential liabilities and government agencies that are learning about social media.

Social Media Helps Job Seekers Find Work

Workology

So when I say “Social Media can help you get a job” The replies are usually, only if you happen to be chatting to the right person, I didn’t think of Facebook like that or Yes I heard something about Twitter and jobs. Social Media is powerful and if you are currently looking for a job.

Employment Law, Labor Unions & Social Media

Workology

Labor unions are using social media in new ways every day. They are developing new and effective ways utilizing social media to reach out to your employees with a goal of building contacts for future organizing attempts. Photo Credit Social Tech Pop.

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4 Social Media Tasks for the New Job Seeker

Resume Bear

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about social media in the job search, but how does it all fit together? Make social media work for your job search by starting with these four tasks: Take inventory. Take a minute and write down every social media website you’ve used.

Social Media at Work. I Need YOUR Help

Workology

On Thursday, January 20th I’m debating with an attorney about the benefits and implications of using Social Media at Work. Obviously, as a social media advocate who has been using these tools before case law ever existed, I’m an advocate of social media at work.

Pump Up Your Social Media Presence

Professional Resume Services

Hate to keep harping on your Social Media presence, but it’s one of the most important things to look at during your job search. Many job applicants think that Social Media is all fun and games, and while it certainly has those aspects, it’s also a great tool to showcase yourself. However, putting forth the

Human Resources Goes Social! 27 Key Social Media Practices

Resume Bear

Yes, social media. I do have others but hey, I am on social media pearls! The 27 Key Social Media Practices to Consider: Digital proclivities : We are in an era where we have a tendency to seek digital information i.e. we go to the Web first for clarification, definition.

Crowdsourcing the Job Search with Social Media

Workology

But thankfully for Google+ and Chris’s post, I saw this great video and blog post from DJ Waldom (@djwaldom) and his Job Search Social Media Experiment , titled #projectawesome. You see DJ was laid off from his marketing and community job at Blue Sky Factory on July 1st, 2011.

Resources for HR & Recruiting on Social Media

Workology

As I’m preparing to co-present a 4 hour pre-conference workshop on Social Media for HR along with my friend, Carrie Corbin , I wanted to share with you some great social media resources I’ve been working on.

Fired Over Facebook: Social Media and Common Sense

Resume Bear

In episode #4 of “The Jim Stroud Show,&# Jim discusses the (all too often) conflict between social media and common sense. Social Media Uncategorized Video

Almost Dooced. A Social Media Workplace & HR Story.

Workology

Blogging like many social media tools provides you a channel in which to share your voice, and in 2001 I, as well as an employee learned that sometimes that voice can get you in a little bit of trouble.

How to Provide Social Media Support to Executives

Jobacle

Social media is a powerful tool that executives can use to spread their influence both among customers and employees, but as of 2011 social media use among Fortune 500 companies has leveled off according to some reports.

History of Terminations & Firings Because of Employee Social Media

Workology

It is a digital and social media world we are living in with the use of social media, blogging, video tablets and smartphones only growing in popularity. It’s likely that your recruiting team is using social media as a candidate recruiting and sourcing tool.

The Four (make that FIVE) C’s of Social Media

Resume Bear

The five C’s of social media. Posted by Colin in The Social Web on June 30th, 2008 |. I wanted to share this information as it is relevant, and of course it makes sense to start thinking of what Social Media REALLY is all about. Social Media Why ResumeBear?

NLRB Briefing Discusses Social Media Policies & Protected Activity

Workology

Solomon regarding their social media and corporate cases the NLRB has been involved in over the course of the last year. Comments and posts about supervisors or managers on social media sites could be protected.

Employer Use of Social Media for Applicant Screening Declines

Resume Bear

A Society for Human Resources survey reports that more employers have backed away from using social networking sites and search engines to screen employment applicants. Written by Donna Svei, One of Monster’s “11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search&#.

Solutions to Mitigating Risk of Corporate Social Media

Workology

This is a two part series on corporate social media risk. Check out Part 1: As Social Media Adoption Grows So Does Corporate Risk. HR’s Role in Workplace and Social Media Adoption. Understanding Social Media to Understand the Risk Assessment.

Monster Unveils Facebook Based Social Media Tool BeKnown at SHRM

Workology

Minutes ago Monster Worldwide, most known for its dominance in the job board industry unveiled its Facebook based social media engagement tool BeKnown at the SHRM 2011 Annual Conference.

Social Media: Choosing, Using, and Confusing

Professional Resume Services

This month, we are talking about Social Media and our careers. **I am a member of the Career Collective, a group of resume writers and career coaches. Each month, all members discuss a certain topic. Please follow our tweets on Twitter #careercollective. You can also view the other member’s interesting posts at the end of

How to Choose a Social Media Profile Picture

Resume Bear

I’m always thinking about how I can make the image in my social media profiles better reflect who I am. What Should Your Social Media Profile Picture Be? I tend to use a photograph of myself as the image in most of my social media profiles.

Update All of Your Social Media Websites at Once

Resume Bear

How many of you have only one Social Media profile, and think it is the greatest one to have?…anyone?….Bueller….Bueller…. If you have multiple Social Media profiles, updating all of them (and more importantly LISTENING to all of them) can be an arduous and time-consuming task.

Part 4 — How to Write Social Media Policies

Workology

In Part 1 of “How to Write Social Media Policies Series,” I discussed the myths around social media. In Part 2 , I outlined paid and unpaid social media monitoring tools organizations can use. New Hire Social Media Training.