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Can Social Media At Work Be A Good Thing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Can Social Media At Work Be A Good Thing? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Is Twitter banned in your office? Is access to Facebook blocked, or severely frowned upon?

If so, you’re far from alone. Social media continues to get a bad rap in the workplace and many companies still prohibit its use. But are they wrong? Is social networking at work actually productive?

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Social Media In The Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media In The Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

Does your company have a social media policy?

Roythornes second annual survey of how UK businesses are using social media has revealed that almost two-thirds (63.4 percent) do have policy in place for the use of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook in the office, but just one-third (32.5 percent) actively monitor how staff use these channels.

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Social Media Increases Office Productivity, But Management Still Resistant, Says Study [INFOGRAPHIC]

46 percent of workers say that their productivity has greatly or somewhat increased because of social media use in the office, and more than one-third (37 percent) say that they could do their job better if their organisation’s management was more on-board in the use of social tools in the workplace.

Social media means business: big business. So why are so many big businesses still seeing it as the enemy? Ipsos and Microsoft surveyed almost ten thousand information workers across 32 countries and discovered that 34 percent of respondents believed that their management underestimates the benefit of social media in the workplace, even though two in five employees believe social tools encourage more collaboration and 31 percent say that they would be willing to spend their own money on a tool if it made them more efficient at their job.

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Social Media And The Workplace [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 75.4 percent of brands now use social media for business purposes, and four out of ten have been doing so for more than two years?

Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have revolutionised marketing, sales and community engagement for the vast majority of brands, but what about within the workplace itself – are businesses practicing what they preach by letting employees use social media in the office?

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How Can Social Media Get You Fired? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s no secret that social media is now omnipresent in the workplace.

Employees spend ample time throughout the day on social networks, both for personal and professional purposes.

While less than half (43%) of firms have a completely open policy towards social networking, fewer than one in three (< 30%) block these channels altogether, and the number of companies restricting access is dropping by around 10% each year.

Which leads to the question: is it finally safe to tweet at work? In the infographic below, HR software maker TribeHR prudently asks “How can social media get you fired?”

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Four Rules Of Thumb For Tweeting On The Job

Initially frowned upon – if not outright banned – the use of social media in the workplace is on the rise, as employers start to see the benefits of these tools and how they can be leveraged.

Figuring out how much social media is too much social media at work, when it comes to time spent on your personal Facebook page, Pinterest profile or Twitter feed, can be tricky.

That’s where we come in.

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The State Of Social Media At Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that British people are more social at work than their American counterparts?

It’s true – 30 percent of Britons label their company as a social enterprise, compared to just 19 percent of Americans. Moreover, 28 percent of British workers say their firm uses social sites to engage with customers, compared to 21 percent of Americans, and more than twice as many UK companies are using four or more social media tools than those across the pond.

Social media is big business, but not all businesses are happy to come on board. While almost everyone wants more investment in social, a new study has shown that your boss is twice as likely to be using social media than you are – less than one third of employees are allowed to use platforms such as Twitter and Facebook in the office.

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44% Of Employees Think That Twitter, Facebook Negatively Impact The Workplace [STUDY]

Almost half of UK employees (44 percent) believe that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook negatively impact office productivity, says a new study.

Furthermore, 73 percent stated that sharing opinions about work on these channels is inappropriate, and over half of those surveyed (55 percent) feel that mixing personal and professional connections could cause problems in the workplace.

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67% Of Employees Believe Social Media Should Be Banned In The Office [INFOGRAPHIC]

Earlier this week we reported how a new survey has revealed that more than half of young professionals won’t work at a company that restricts the use of social media in the office.

Well, it appears that a lot of graduates will soon be joining the dole queue, as new data from UK job site Reed suggests that just one in three UK employees access platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn at work, and a heady two-thirds believe access should be banned altogether.

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56% Of Young Professionals Won’t Work At A Company That Bans Twitter And Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]

A decent salary is always welcome, but that alone is no longer enough of a glittering lure for young professionals looking for work.

Cisco surveyed 2,800 college students and recently employed graduates and discovered that two thirds will actively enquire about a firm’s social media policies during a job interview, with some 56% refusing to work at a company that bans social media.

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