How will you Manage in Social Media Age?

Great video that highlights how workforce is changing and how we need to manage “socially connected” workforce – HR 2.0. There are no easy answers to this question, but two things I am sure about:

  • Very few HR departments have realized the challenge they face in managing “Socially Connected” workforce. Restricting usage of Social Networks by employees is not the answers – it is like having one’s head buried in sand, thinking problem will go away – Social Media are here to stay, employers must have a reasonable policy on “Responsible use of Social Media” by employees.
  • HR managers should engage their employees and potential employees through Social Media – the way marketers are engaging their Customers using Social Media – there is a great opportunity for “Social HR”. I haven’t come across good case studies on employers engaging their employees/potential employees through Social Media.

What do you think? What should employers do to engage their employees and potential employees through Social Media?

Please share your thoughts

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  • Harish –

    I am the founder of the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) Community. Since you have written a number of blog posts on the intra-organizational implications of social media, I invite you to join the Community – in particular, the LI group – and share your blog posts there.

    Thanks.

    Courtney

  • Harish –

    I am the founder of the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) Community. Since you have written a number of blog posts on the intra-organizational implications of social media, I invite you to join the Community – in particular, the LI group – and share your blog posts there.

    Thanks.

    Courtney

  • Courtney:

    Thanks for the invite. I have joined the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) LinkedIn group.

    Harish Kotadia, Ph.D.

  • Courtney:

    Thanks for the invite. I have joined the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) LinkedIn group.

    Harish Kotadia, Ph.D.