Friday, June 24, 2011

Social Business Readiness: 5 Questions for Human Resources

Posted June 23, 2011 by Vanessa DiMauro
Human resources are the people finders and keepers. Responsible for more than just hiring and exiting employees, they are often chartered with creating innovative projects to shape organizational culture. And while social media initiatives are usually welcomed, they can also disrupt the organization on a number of fronts.

For example, effective intranet projects often help bubble up overlooked go-to people within the organizational network, which can create additional burdens on star staff. Hiring managers sometimes use the social channels to research and recruit employees and contractors to fill difficult positions. It is not uncommon for job dissatisfaction to "leak out" on social media sites, especially those where personal and professional disclosure is often intermingled -- think [read full article]

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