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#HRTailgate Preview: Social Media & HR

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Ever ponder the effects of social media on employee productivity? Are you an advocate for social recruiting? Perhaps you have an opinion on how social networking is changing the environment around you—your office, specifically. No matter who you are or what industry you’re in, there’s no denying your workspace has been transformed by social media over the past years. Is it for better or for worse? Well, the answer is where you come in.

Our fourth HR Tailgate, “Tackling Social Media in HR,” will delve into how to best handle social media use among employees and recruiters. Join us on Tuesday, March 29, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST for an engaging chat led by guest host Rieva Lesonsky, the CEO of GrowBiz Media and SmallBizDaily.com, and Anu Mannathikuzhiyil, G&A Partners’ HR Generalist. Learn from our experts and share your knowledge for our fourth HR Tailgate Twitter chat.

If you’ve never been involved in a Twitter chat, you’ll be surprised at how simple it is to participate. A Twitter chat is a live conversation focused on a topic — for this month, ours is social media in the workplace. The chat is guided by eight questions; chat participants can engage in dialogue with chat hosts and other chat participants by answering the questions and using the hashtag #HRTailgate. (Forbes shares everything you need to know about a Twitter chat in this article.)

Want to know what to expect? Get excited and gear up for the chat by visiting the recap of October’s HR Tailgate, “How to Make Your Employees and Teammates Feel Like Star Players,” December’s HR Tailgate, “Employee Benefits Game Plan,” or January’s HR Tailgate, “Score a Wellness Touchdown.”

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How to participate

First: Follow your chat hosts on Twitter

Then: Prepare to share your HR knowledge and learn from others with the following questions.

  • How does social media affect employee productivity?
  • Do you embrace employees with a social media presence? How so?
  • What are your thoughts on bringing up a job candidate’s social media pages in an interview?
  • What’s the value of social recruiting?
  • Yelp has had 2 recent public firings due to employees posting on #socialmedia. Was there a better way to handle these incidents?
  • Should comments posted on an employee’s personal social media pages be used against them in disciplinary actions? Why?
  • How do you think social media will change the workplace environment in the next 5 years?
  • What can employers do to protect themselves from negative comments written by former/current employees on social media?

Next: End your answers with the hashtag #HRTailgate to participate.

We’ll see you on Tuesday, March 29, for #HRTailgate! Chime in for our pre-game at 10:45 a.m. CST to get amped up for the hour. Game on!

This article is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.

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