HR Professionals: How Social Media Can Get You A Raise
We’re living in a digitalized world that becomes different with each passing day. New technologies are introduced to the market and social platforms update in warped speed. With the automatization of so many industries, what will happen to Human Resources?
Social Media: Friend or Foe?
There’s a good and bad, a ying and yang to everything. While social media has downsides, the positives can be invaluable to your work. Did you know there exists a plethora of groups on Facebook and LinkedIn dedicated specifically to the HR professional? Here HR managers and human resources directors share their thoughts, questions and concerns in an open and helpful dialogue. The ideas and feedback you can gain from these groups are an amazing opportunity that can improve your quality of work.
Online Platforms For HR Professionals
Quora, LinkedIn, and Facebook are all public forums where people can network and build relationships in a digital setting. Gone are the days of phone calls and borders- today you can meet someone on LinkedIn, speak to them over Skype, and build a lasting and important network of professional relationships that will come of use to both you and your organization. A service like Recruiters LineUp is a great (free) online resource for HR managers looking to be matched with the right recruiters, headhunters, or staffing agencies. There are numerous opportunities out there, so don’t be afraid to dive in.
The Human Touch
HR managers who understand and utilize online platforms and social media outlets to their benefit, will definitely have an advantage in the market. That being said, the human resources professional has one thing the internet does not: the human touch. Being positive, communicative and proactive when dealing with employees and employers is a skill money can’t buy!
Take these tips and invest in your online resources. Learn to use them and improve your standing with your company, and as a result, your salary!