Social media at work - Good or bad idea?
Cara Friedman looks at the role of social media at work
- Duration 7:29
- Date Jun 19, 2012
Cara Friedman looks at the role of social media at work
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Hey everybody welcome back to foxnews.com live on -- -- -- -- we're here with career accelerator.
Joined by Kara Friedman the president of likable community college which is essentially.
Training in social media for people out there because social media is becoming huge -- of our lives.
At -- -- really too big of a part of our lives you wanna take up that.
Absolutely and we've been reading a lot about how some employers are in favor -- having social -- -- the workplace where.
The employees are and not as much in favor right so I think that.
Employees have a really day that.
Opportunity to use us in the North Carolina it's really great for internal communication and with -- -- group chat there is the ability to upload.
Files and -- even easier than we do with.
There's all these follow up -- and Cheney miss them if they do I start from the top down and you have to put it all together -- acclimated.
Transfer that over to social media will be clear across crying when you do eat out sometimes you meet people out whereas here communicating any group you have -- discussion going on and everybody included in form and they're all shared on the same documents OK so -- -- social media than bad and and bad for work productivity.
I think they can -- from me the a problem when it comes to productivity if you're not using it correctly.
You can easily get distracted by thoughts immediately -- be careful and really remember why you're using and I think.
Employers are now excited -- -- -- media especially when hiring because you can connect with employees on -- once one level and interact -- and the potential employees even -- here.
And -- and they feel that their privacy is being violated and that there.
Persson non activity is being -- in the workplace OK OK understood got it.
But to just back up a couple of steps.
People can really use -- and a creative way.
Now you can -- at the employer directly have a one on one conversation you can target FaceBook ads directly to the company that you wish to work that.
And really put yourself out there and when he never had the opportunity to before.
Companies can never got beyond the present day and now they get to learn so much about you write that new millennium exactly which could be good or bad to keep your social media clean RA adding in the end -- -- -- provides a lot of privacy settings.
That if -- use them correctly can really protect yourself and show.
Exactly what you wanna haven't poured into remembered to check your privacy settings so you know your friends no one version of -- Friedman -- -- future employer knows another.
-- he took a little bit about.
That your that your social media classes.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Like -- -- was recently launched I like -- -- he -- -- okay is our social media agency.
And we're really giving brands the opportunity if you are the person -- keeping your social media -- that to me a little guidance and help -- to actually get.
Into social and learn about listening and reporting -- -- that we provide an ongoing training program where.
We'll do everything and found on the Internet for that matter where you are you have access the training and will share -- -- expertise for use that you connect keeps us in the in the same way and think that's -- that we use him.
So it's conferred for people and businesses that take -- pretty good managing their communities that your -- at heating your social communities and you need a little guidance we're -- -- -- free and great.
Right and what does this -- privacy settings what are the tips say you would give -- some had his job and wants to keep their job and none in no way their employer by being.
Distracted by the social tendency is well the first thing we have to remember is that.
It regardless of who your friends are what your privacy settings are.
If one person out there can see it then you know I think everybody can see it right I naysayers -- -- -- it out -- and you know he never he can't take it down you can't control what your friends share your things that he -- nothing out there if they don't post anything that you don't want your mother to see that.
And that's really the golden rule and social media yet adding I had -- way too many times people posting nasty things about their employer is and then.
-- -- end up seeing it in aid and that badly.
I just wanna share this Harris Interactive poll findings because as some of these are so true I mean I was reading in just think oh gosh I do then.
Okay nearly 60% of work interruptions now involved.
He now social networks -- I ending or just switching between different windows that you have minimized on your computer 60% of work disruptions.
45% of employees work only fifteen minutes.
How can disrupted -- quit nice to show up every device shut -- the world and just work for one half -- straight you get so much done.
U -- already think but can even do that these days because and we would also behind then all of our other.
The technical things that need our attention that we have to play catch up for so much longer it.
Absolutely you can definitely you know we brought down by your social network tell your email coming in because it's -- -- -- and but if you let you know.
May not get distracted if you manage your time properly you know you can set timing your calendar -- I have an hour in the morning outside my email sent I had an hour in the afternoon where I'm going to work on this presentation I have to and really set time slots they have south.
Because let's face it if you don't answer that.
It'll probably be okay you can probably answer it within our next half hour break nothing will fall apart and on the weekends we should probably not be attached to a Blackberry is -- -- -- an -- get annoyed -- that I mean I.
That we aren't Smart -- for just constantly working we're working 24 -- -- and now thank you be -- in the live but you have to realize eat.
-- kind herself and turn it off when you when it's necessary you.
Get distracted out -- let us know how how.
Productive are you -- work how long can you focus without checking any of the device is gonna put enough in your pocketbook how many are laughing at that work right now yes there's every distracting you weren't I think they aren't they didn't name -- -- just.
It's hard to focus it really really -- it's it's annoying and the expectation is that we don't focus anymore but not handle the different types of media how do you know.
Check all varying amounts how do you maintain a Twitter account a FaceBook account of interest account.
I'm -- -- other things Susan Cohen thank come to my lines and Freddie knew it all.
A -- personally its you can kind of put into -- -- you lining is that demand.
You know not every brand needs to be an -- -- on our not every brand it makes sense to be a mile may have -- Austria write her at.
A -- of the company you know maybe -- -- isn't for you.
That's not a place for each of these spending your time he should be spending more time on link that.
So just because the -- market out there doesn't mean you have to participate and that they.
Yes really -- now -- thank you so much for coming on we're gonna show your website right now so everybody can see and maybe take some of your classes.
President of like little community college and that hands down -- is my favorite term for today well angry accelerator comes first that kind of like the theme of the show at Atlantic compact -- you thank.