It’s no shocker that people check Facebook at work. You might be doing it right now. But despite sentiments that Facebook is hurting work productivity, a Wall Street Journal editor feels that chief information officers should embrace the social network and use it to enhance business instead of banning it at the office.
If you’ve ever glanced at the perks Facebook employees get, that might be clue enough as to why executives from other companies are shifting allegiance to Facebook. Last week it was Google’s David Fischer, whose predecessor, Sheryl Sandberg, also moved to Facebook. Several other Googlers have come over to Facebook. This week, it’s ex-Bebo president Joanna Shields, who’s joining Facebook as sales and development VP of Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA).
According to Kara Swisher, Facebook has hired David Fischer, who will serve as Facebook’s VP of Advertising and Global Operations. Fischer is coming directly from Google where he served in Sheryl Sandberg’s previous position before she left to become the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook.