Tag: social media policy

Oct 12 2010

LinkedIn or Locked Out?

Some social media advice can raise unnecessary fears or lead to the imposition of inappropriate restrictions. I was recently forwarded a copy of a newsletter from an East Anglian firm of solicitors, Birketts. Aimed at human resources professionals, the HR matters newsletter included an article about LinkedIn which might alarm employers whose staff use LinkedIn …

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May 25 2010

Can staff criticise the boss?

A blog post on Friday from eConsultancy ‘s Graham Charlton, One in five employees uses social media to criticise the boss, caught my attention. It quoted research by MyJobGroup who surveyed 1,000 UK employees, revealing that one in five would “take a pop at their boss”. It seems that most employees (70%) were unaware of …

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Dec 18 2009

Let’s be positive on social media: issue guidelines not bans

According to a November Information Age story (linked in a recent e-newsletter), over half of UK organisations are restricting employee access to social media websites such as Facebook and YouTube due to the threat of litigation. Research among lawyers in the 2009 Litigation Trends survey conducted by US law firm Fulbright & Jaworski asked how …

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Oct 02 2009

Why social media bans won’t work

I have heard suggestions that more than half of all construction organisations prohibit employee access to social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter (a recent white paper from the US-based Society for Marketing Professional Services Foundation gives an even higher figure of 67% of AEC firms blocking employees from viwing social networking sites …

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Sep 24 2009

Avoiding the ‘Glass Box’

Following my CIMCIG talk earlier this month (post), I have exchanged a couple of emails with fellow AEC social media enthusiast, Oona Webster, who works for Leicestershire-based Geosynthetics. She made the following point (reproduced with her permission): ‘The Glass Box’ If social media has the potential to extend a business’s marketing force to include every …

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Jul 10 2009

Concrete signs of interest in social media

When heavyweight [sic] magazines devoted to specialists sectors such as construction materials start talking about social media, you can be sure that the industry is beginning to wake up to the idea. Just days after UK magazine Construction Manager‘s own feature (see post), I came across an article by Stephanie Brown – Twitter Dee, Twitter …

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