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Posts Tagged ‘social media in the workplace’

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: Why Blocking Access Is Bad For Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media In The Workplace: Why Blocking Access Is Bad For Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

One in five job seekers would refuse to work for an employer who didn’t allow them to access social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook in the workplace, and a quarter of college students say that use of these channels in the office will be a key factor in their decision to accept an employer’s offer.

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Social Media And The Office Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC]

Social Media And The Office Of Tomorrow [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that 82 percent of professionals use at least one social network actively for work purposes?

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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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10% Of Americans Use Twitter During Work Hours [STATS]

10% Of Americans Use Twitter During Work Hours

New data from Statista suggests that nearly 10% of Americans access Twitter during normal work hours.

Moreover, a full 29% of Americans admit to visiting Facebook during work hours every single day. Is that why employers block access to Facebook for 19.4% of Americans and Twitter for 15.1%?

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15.1% Of Americans Can’t Access Twitter In The Workplace

15.1% Of Americans Can't Access Twitter At Work

How prevalent is social media in the workplace?

A new chart from Statista and Mashable culls data from an extensive workplace survey conducted among 1,021 half-time and full-time employees in the U.S. to show which websites and services are blocked at workplaces by employers.

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74% Aged 18-34 Delete Social Media Posts To Avoid Negative Career Impact [STUDY]

A recent survey conducted by legal-information website FindLaw.com found that a considerable chunk of young adults are aware of, and act on, the potentially negative career impact of their social media activity.

Seeing as 91% of employers use social networking sites to screen prospective employees, it’s probably a good thing.

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Which Social Networks Work Best For Which Company Department? [INFOGRAPHIC]

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to social media.

What works best for a company’s marketing department will look different from best practices for those in upper management.

It’s important for any business worth its social salt to have a social media strategy in place – which starts with understanding the differences in execution among each company department.

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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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The Modern Connected Workspace [INFOGRAPHIC]

Creative agency JESS3 collaborated with software giant Mindjet to showcase just how deeply technology and social media permeate the modern workplace.

The resulting infographic zones in on the five key areas (office environment, professional services, communication, sharing information, and conducting meetings) that can benefit most from the adoption of social technology.

Check it out, and hit the comments with how your own workplace is impacted by the tech of today.

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