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Updated by Pam Ross on Mar 18, 2013
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Top 10 reasons HR must increase digital IQ and embrace social media

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To improve collaboration within your organization

To improve collaboration within your organization

Social is collaborative by nature. Think about the productivity increases that can be realized with an internal social network where discussions are tagged and searchable, and documents are edited in real time rather than back and forth over email... huge ROE and ROI!

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To protect the brand and your employees

To protect the brand and your employees

How can you help to write guidelines, educate your employees, or manage issues on social media if you don't understand it? Don't wait until there's a problem to deal with. Increase your digital IQ NOW!

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To reduce costs and tap into "Social Recruiting"

To reduce costs and tap into "Social Recruiting"
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Keep up with their business partners

Keep up with their business partners

As Businesses overall move to Social Business / Social Enterprise, HR needs to be seen as a relevant partner - current, timely, keeping up with industry, best practices etc.

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To listen, curate and analyze data

To listen, curate and analyze data

Business leaders often forget the power of the data, and analytics side of social media - and how they can use that data to extricate trends, moods, pinpointed issues and opportunities.

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To Increase Social Capital that Increases Internal Mobility and Workforce Productivity

To Increase Social Capital that Increases Internal Mobility and Workforce Productivity

Let people build strong internal networks, share/shocase their daily moments of greatness, organize themselves, form effective teams, find the talent they need right inside the company. Why should HR be in the middle (read bottleneck) for all these transactions? HR could instead, enable them.