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Social media - Acas Mobile. The impact of social media on the workplace is increasing. Social media is the broad term for internet-based tools used on PCs, laptops, tablets and smart phones to help people make contact, keep in touch and interact. This trend can affect communications among managers, employees and job applicants, how organisations promote and control their reputation, and how colleagues treat one another. It can also distort what boundaries there are between home and work. Key Points Develop a policy: Employers should include what is and what is not acceptable for general behaviour in the use at work of the internet, emails, smart phones and social media, such as networking websites, blogs and tweets. Smart phones, the internet, tweeting and blogging - we have accepted all of these innovations, and many more, as part of our working lives, helping us to work more flexibly, stay in touch for longer and respond to each other quicker.

But is it all good news? Acas Helpline. 5 Problems with Social Networking in the Workplace | CERAiT Inc. | Software Development, eCommerce, IT Consulting. We live in a world where technology has changed the way people communicate, the way they are informed and how they do business. Traditional social networks have expanded from a few dozen acquaintances to hundreds of friends, friends of friends, connections and followers. We live in a world where people would rather communicate by sending a text message from their mobile phone, post comments on their favorite online network or send a short Tweet to inform all their friends that they have just got out of bed or they are out to dinner. The growth of social networking platforms has been phenomenal.

Millions of people around the world with access to the Internet are members of one or more social networks. They have a permanent online presence where they create profiles, share photos, share their thoughts with friends and spend hours catching up with what their hundreds of friends are doing with their lives. The Benefits Expanding Market Research Personal Touch Improve Your Reputation The Concerns. Social Media Is Part of Today s Workplace but its Use May Raise Employment Discrimination Concerns.

Experts Tell EEOC That Use of Social Media by Employers, Applicants and Employees May Implicate the Laws EEOC Enforces WASHINGTON-The use of social media has become pervasive in today's workplace and, as a result, is having an impact on the enforcement of federal laws, a panel of experts told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at a meeting held today at EEOC Headquarters in Washington. The meeting was convened to gather information about the growing use of social media and how it impacts the laws the EEOC enforces. "The increasing use of social media in the 21st century workplace presents new opportunities as well as questions and concerns," said EEOC Chair Jacqueline A.

Berrien. The use of sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook can provide a valuable tool for identifying good candidates by searching for specific qualifications, panelists told the Commission. The hiring process is not the only time that social media becomes relevant in the employment context. Telecommuting: Good for Workers, Good for Bosses. As another Labor Day fades away along with the summer, American workers — and their employers — have at least one thing to be thankful for: the growing prevalence of telecommuting. The percentage of American employees working from home has nearly doubled over the last decade as technological improvements and evolving perceptions of the workplace have at once empowered workers to seek greater flexibility and licensed their bosses to grant it.

Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain. This argument, I freely admit, is somewhat self-serving: this year, I am living abroad and working on behalf of my clients in the United States (in addition to local clients), so I have a vested interest in the telework model. Even before relocating, I traveled frequently for work and successfully telecommuted at least part time. So it’s not so much that I hope remote work succeeds for my personal benefit as that my own experience reflects a broader trend. The numbers are stark. Downsides Michael M. New study shows some benefits to telecommuting | VentureBeat | Business | by Gregory Ferenstein. If you’ve been hoping for permission to telecommute more, a new study could help you convince your boss.

The University of Illinois found that telecommuters make more of an effort to help out their coworkers (so-called “corporate citizenship”), and in some cases they can also be more productive. The study seems to have been inspired by Marissa Mayer’s abrupt scorched earth telecommuting policy in 2013, when she effectively mandated that every Yahoo employee work in the office every day. “After Yahoo changed its telecommuting policy, this question of, ‘Is telecommuting good for performance?’

Came to the fore,” said Professor, Ravi Gajendran, lead author of the study. “At the time, there was a lot of debate about it, but there was very little evidence available. Published in the recent edition of the Journal of Personnel Psychology, the study looked at 323 employees and 143 supervisors across a variety of organizations. To be sure, it’s not all roses and sunshine for telecommuting. Computers and the workplace. Applications of IT in Business - Workplace Efficiency.

Many of the key uses of ICT in the office will be familiar to A-level students from their own experience – in particular, the Microsoft Office ® suite of software including; word processor, database, spreadsheet, presentation, email etc. Offices and many other workplaces typically have networked PCs with centralised databases and high-speed Internet connections – just as seen in modern schools, except that most users would each have their own desktop or laptop computer.

Increasingly, the majority of office workers have company email accounts available on their desktop PC. This provides a cheap and fast means of communication within the company and with customers and suppliers. Possible areas for discussion include; wasting time on non-company business, and, susceptibility to virus attacks. Refer also to your notes about communications and remember, not everyone checks his or her email regularly. Teleworking can help provide practical ways of offering more flexible working conditions. Downloaded file 12. Downloaded file 11. 6 ways to improve your productivity in the workplace. Technology might be indispensible, but it can make us less productive, especially in the workplace. Here are six tips to help us improve productivity. Technology can be a double-edged sword. Although it provides us with almost immediate access to persons and information, all too often, we can also become slaves to those very same features, resulting us to being overwhelmed by all of that access and information.

In the workplace, where we have a number of activities demanding our attention and action, many expect technology to automatically make us more efficient, thus allowing us to be more productive. 1. As much as we all like to believe we can multitask, we often get the most out of our time when we can focus on one task at a time. Do not check or respond to emails or your phonesdo not respond to messaging; andavoid surfing the web, unless it is connected with the task at hand. 2. Similar to the real world, you do not have to do it all. 3. 4. 5. 6. Do you have any other tips?

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