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LinkedIn CEO on the Professional Network and Going Public

Excellent interview with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner by Jon Fortt and Michael Copeland of Fortune magazine. Some of the more interesting points mentioned by Jeff are: Currently LinkedIn is used by 60+ Million professionals out of estimated 500 Million professionals world-wide LinkedIn is profitable (rare for a valley start-up these days), so far raised close to

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Should Companies restrict Employees’ Social Media use?

It is not uncommon to see companies restricting (or even worse, banning) use of Social Networking sites by their employees. I don’t think that this is a step in the right direction. If companies can trust their employees to run business, can’t they be trusted when it comes to using Social Media in an acceptable

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Employees Are Social Media Marketers

Excellent slideshare presentation by Gia Lyons, Strategic Consultant at Jive Software on Employees as Social Media Marketers. This presentation highlights how to effectively orchestrate Social Media use by employees, Do’s and Don’ts, internal guidelines for an organization and what software can help organize it all. Very relevant given the fact that many organizations are grappling

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Social Media and Employee Engagement: Case Studies

Social Media can be effectively used “internally” within an organization to engage employees, the way it is used externally to engage customers. I want to share with you a good Slideshare presentation by Polly Pearson of EMC on Social Media: Strategy & Execution that has several good case studies on internal Social Networks. Notice the

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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

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