When unemployment rates spike, conventional wisdom would dictate that terms such as “unemployment,” “résumé,” or “work,” or even “LinkedIn,” would dominate searches on Google. However, according to Bloomberg, conventional wisdom did not apply, as “Facebook” was actually the most-searched term.
We reported last week that Facebook added a way for users to request their friends’ real (non-Facebook.com) email addresses, and it now appears that this functionality has been extended to all information not included in friends’ about sections.
Warnings about how Facebook and the workplace don’t mix have been commonplace, and leadership development and training experts Fierce became the latest to chime in on the subject, warning that nearly one-third of employees witnessed or know of fellow employees being reprimanded over inappropriate Facebook posts.
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.
According to a new study from Kelly Services regarding social media in the workplace, 53 percent of people polled in the Americas region think that checking Facebook and other social media websites hampers productivity at work. The study also revealed how different generations interact online.
Two variations on unfriending and subscribing can help you maintain boundaries and communicate with your boss at the same time.
It’s now common for employers to research job applicants online – seeing what turns up on a Google search, perusing LinkedIn profiles and, if they can, checking out Facebook accounts. But the German parliament is not happy with this state of affairs, reports German news site Spiegel Online. The government has drafted a new law that would make it illegal for companies to check out the Facebook profiles of candidates.