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Best Practices in Social Media in HR (February 2013)

February 14, 2013
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When it comes to social recruiting, how savvy is your organization? In recent discussions with The RightThing clients, a large percentage have shared that while social platforms have quickly become a key component in their talent acquisition toolbox, most of these strategies remain in the infancy stage. As social talent solutions continue to evolve, now is the time for organizations to move beyond community creation and seek out additional ways to fully maximize this powerful medium.


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Workplace Social Media Policies Must Account for Generational Issues

February 7, 2013
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A policy that only recognizes the interests of one generation will chase away the others. Take the time to craft a workplace technology program that properly accounts for the divergent ideas of boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers.
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The Revolution WILL Be Televised … Shore Up Your Social Media Before a Termination

February 6, 2013
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If you are concerned about employees live-tweeting a termination or a mass layoff, disable their access to your social media channels before you tell them. Change their passwords. Remove their logins.
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Kiss and Tell

February 6, 2013
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Fall in love with your workforce this Valentine's Day—and declare your affection to the world.
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Study Touts the Benefits of Internal Social Networking Sites

February 4, 2013
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A recent study conducted by Baylor University found that developing an internal social networking site could help a company acclimate its new hires into the corporate culture, improve employees' morale and reduce turnover rates.
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Status Update: Using Social Media for Learning Gets Better Foothold in Workplace

January 30, 2013
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Large U.S. firms tripled their spending on social tools such as internal blogs, wikis and communities of practice in 2012, a new report says.
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Employees, If You Don't Want Us to Get Your Social Media Info in Discovery, Don't Post!

January 28, 2013
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Employees, if you do not want your social media posts to be reviewed in a lawsuit you file, stop posting. Stop writing about your post-termination state of mind. Stop communicating with former co-workers. Stop writing about your lawsuit.
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Damn You Auto-Correct! (Train Your Employees to Proofread)

January 24, 2013
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When you hold your annual harassment training you might want to consider mentioning the evils of auto-correct.
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Internet-Use Disorder: The Newest Disability?

January 11, 2013
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If Internet addiction is a psychiatric disorder, then employees who suffer from it may be protected by the ADA. This development has potentially significant implications for your workplace.
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New Rules for New Communications

January 9, 2013
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We can't follow these all the time, but there's no better time to try to change habits than at the start of 2013.
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