Employment and Social Media Essay

Submitted By hailwalker
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ADVANTAGES







PRODUCTIVITY INCREASE
COLLABORATION
RETENTION
INTELLIGENCE
GOOD NETWORKING
EASIER COMMUNICATION

DISADVANTAGES








DISTRACTIONS
FRAUD
SPAM
VIRUS ATTACKS
HARRASSMENT
IDENTITY THEFT
WASTED TIME

PERCENTAGES


90% of companies now use social media for business purposes •

17% of organizations have provisions that protect them against misuse of social media by ex employees



Social media policies are now found in 80% of organizations when previously it was around 60%



36% of employers actively block access to such sites, compared to 29% in 2012



43% of businesses permit all of their employees to access social media sites, a fall of 10%



In 2012 53% of employers allowed their employees to access social media sites but in 2013 that statistic dropped by 10%

CITATIONS
Holtz, S. (2014, January 1). The Debate about Blocking Social Media in the Workplace.
Retrieved December 3, 2014, from http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-bestpractices/workforce-management/employee-performance-management/blockingsocial-media-us.aspx Pontefract, D. (2014, May 5). Social Media in the Workplace is Going Backwards.
Retrieved December 3, 2014, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/danpontefract/social-media-in-the-workp_1_b_5270543.html Social Media in the Workplace Around the World 3.0. (2014, April 4). Retrieved
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