Social Media at Work

Attempting to outlaw Facebook, Twitter and their lesser-known cousins may cruel your pitch with Gen Y staff.

To allow or not all? That is the conundrum for many councils when it comes to the question of staff access to social media during working hours. But think carefully before pushing through a ‘no’ vote.

Quite apart from the near impossibility of achieving an effective bar (given the advent of such potentially subversive devices as the smartphone), officially turning off access to Facebook et al may prove to be a major turn-off for those Gen Y’s so keenly sought for the local government workforce.

This article, Social Media at Work, by yours truly was published in a recent edition of the Australian Local Government Manager magazine.

Social Media at Work

Photo Credits: Ryo Hirosawa

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