05/29/2013: #NextChat: Are You Still Blocking Employees from Social Media?


The next #NextChat is tomorrow, May 29 at 3pm EST and I look forward to the social media topic.


The following information was originally posted on the We Know Next blog.

Please join @weknownext at 3 p.m. ET on May 29 for a #Nextchat on social media at work with SHRM’s Digital Communications Expert and author Aliah D. Wright(@1SHRMScribe).We Know Next, HR, Human Resources, Kyle Jones HR

  1. Q1. Does your organization block employees from using social media or does it embrace it?  Why?

  2. Q2. Which social media sites are your employees using to get the job done and increase productivity?

  3. Q3. What are some ways your organization has integrated social media into the way you work?

  4. Q4. What issues/problems has social media created for your organization that did not exist in the past?

  5. Q5. How do you handle employee complaints about a colleague’s social media behavior? External complaints?

  6. Q6. How can companies benefit from allowing employees to use social media at work?

  7. Q7. What are the consequences of NOT allowing employees to use social media at your organization?


Aliah D. Wright


Aliah has written a book entitled A Necessary Evil: Managing Employee Activity on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn … and the Hundreds of Other Social Media Sites and it will be available from the SHRM Store on June 17, 2013.

The following is an excerpt from the book’s description.

Good companies pay attention to the social networking sites their customers and employees inhabit. They watch their behaviors, they listen to their concerns, they apologize when their companies make mistakes, they are transparent and honest, and engage their audiences and employees to foster growth, increase brand awareness, and tap their collective knowledge to improve their bottom lines.

Aliah D. Wright, Social Media HR, HR, Kyle Jones HR If business leaders are unaware of how social networking sites operate, what their culture is like, and how people behave on these sites, then their employees’ activities there may impact their company in any number of ways.


Additional Information

Aliah Wright

Aliah Wright

Click on the button below to read more about Aliah and don’t forget to join us for #NEXTCHAT.



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Information taken from SHRM Store and the We Know Next Blog.


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