Is the Experience Consequential?
our recent Client Advisory Board meeting we discussed the state of social media in
HR and the use of Web 2.0 tools by employees. The Board confirmed that social media
for recruiting seemed to be leading the way when it comes to pervasive use. Current
industry surveys on the use of Web 2.0 pinpoint recruiting as the current “killer
the benefits of using Web 2.0 in recruiting are apparent, employees on the job after
they are recruited may find themselves with few tools to connect and enrich their
job experience. Today I read the SystematicHR
and the thoughts presented on Web 2.0 seemed especially relevant to this scarcity.
blog made me think about the importance of understanding how people work and the way
they go about networking to solve problems as well as produce original ideas. As
an example, I am part of the LinkedIn network but I’m not a power user. However,
I did find that LinkedIn was a wonderful source to explore potential new members for
our Client Advisory Board.
we asking our workforce what tools would make their experience on a team more notable? Do
we offer a place for employees to share their ideas about using Web 2.0 tools effectively? I
think we would discover a lot of creative thoughts by asking our Web 2.0 power users
how those tools could be leveraged on the job to make an employee’s experience more
exceptional. I believe HR can and should
lead the way to making their workplace THE place to work.
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