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SOCIAL MEDIA AT WORK: DO THE PROS OUTWEIGH THE CONS?

Truth: Social media at work is an integral part of many of your employees’ days.


BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

According to a Pew research report, employees are using social media at work for a wide variety of reasons, both professional and non-job related — a combined 61 percent said they use social media to “take a mental break from their job” or “connect with friends and family while at work,” while a combined 44 percent said they use it to “make or support professional connections” or “get information that helps them solve problems at work.”

And all those numbers might be blown away if and when the new Workplace by Facebook takes off. Savvy companies know that allowing social media at work is a smart way to engage and attract employees, and part of the “work-life” blend that all age groups, but especially millennials, crave.

But when is it too much? How can employers allow the benefits of social media in the workplace while still maintaining some control?

FINDING THE BALANCE!

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