Questions tagged [social-media]

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Social media app usage on the premises of work place [closed]

Knowing my productivity at work place reduced by some social media apps, I decided to use some app blockers. It worked for me to some extent, but I'm not fully happy with it. I have planned to ...
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Great employee with a Facebook habit

I have started a small software company with one new hire and a remote worker that is supposed to grow over the next few months. Right now, it’s only two of us in the office and I know that sitting ...
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Must I use my personal social media account for work?

It is very stressful when a company requires you to write content for marketing/advertisement/promotion of the company in your own social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram. Since this is ...
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Why should HR post the job ad. again on social media before conducting the interview(s)?

I've been invited for a phone interview scheduled for a few days from now (Germany), but I noticed the job advertisement was uploaded again on the social media yesterday (Xing, Linkedin). Is this a ...
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Is the claim “Employers won't employ people with no 'social media presence'” realistic for the engineering sector in the UK? [closed]

A year ago I decided to give up my social media presence as I thought it was unnecessary, my time was being wasted and I was gaining nothing. But some time ago, I read an article that had something ...
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Building a SFW business which must also contain NSFW participants [closed]

New Updated Question I run a small business that primarily deals with UK sub-culture industries - Think Heavy Metal, Tattoos, Motorbikes, Gothic, etc. Now I want to open up a Lifestyle blog where I ...
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Multiple Social Media Presences For Different Audiences [closed]

I'm not a huge fan of social media, but it's nessessary to use it to communicate with people inside my businesses industry. With that in mind, I opened up a Twitter account which will be run from a ...
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Shall I report my organization's bad social media posts to my organization?

My company often posts really bad social media posts. It is not opinion based, these are objectively bad posts that consistently contain : typos, poorly cropped pictures and overall nonsense. The ...
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Does your activity (or lack thereof) on social media have an effect on your perceived employability in a public facing position?

I'm not very active on social media. I have only a Facebook account and none of the other like Twitter or Instagram. I use it mainly to look at what other people get up to in my own time and hardly ...
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Survival without Linkedin profile in software industry [closed]

Internet is full of advantages of having a linkedin profile. I, despite being a software engineer, don't feel comfortable (and feel anxious a lot - extremely panic feeling) broadcasting myself and my ...
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Coworker posted a piece of source code on social network. What do I do?

Today I opened a social network and saw that one of my coworkers, let's call him Bob, posted a piece of source code of one of our projects. The quick video is blurry, so it's hard to actually read it,...
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Troll slandering the company [closed]

I am very active on some popular (my country-specific) Facebook web developer communities; some months ago, a guy began there posting problematic comments. After a while, he began targeting my company ...
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Employer announces meetings solely via facebook--unprofessional? rude?

Short version of questions: Is it unprofessional or ...rude... if an employer/supervisor group posts information like staff meetings (not mandatory but paid) to the staff only facebook group (which ...
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I just got fired. What to tell in future interviews? And was I dismissed fairly? [duplicate]

I was laid off 2 hours ago and I don't have a big savings buffer, so I am immediately sending out job applications and getting in contact with my network to try and land a new job ASAP. My question ...
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How do I respond to my manager sending me a friend request? [duplicate]

I recently received a friend request on Facebook from one of my managers. My initial reaction was to reject this out of hand, however, this person is of a comparable age to me and at a similar place ...
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How to separate personal Facebook from professional FB while getting full benefit of FB? [closed]

I am a web based software engineer in Sri Lanka and I have own my web design business. It is really important to engage with Facebook groups to get local projects. That's how you build a network and ...
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What should I do about a fellow employee who left a “bad” review of our company? [closed]

I work in a business where I oversee some social media, trying to get positive reviews, etc. I noticed what a sub prime review of our company on Google - it's 3 stars. So it's not the end of the world,...
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Can online activism hurt my employability?

Since the FCC repealed the net neutrality rules on the US, telecom companies in emerging countries are preparing to pressure politicians to do the same. I happen to live in an emerging country, and ...
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Can I safely advertise an open position in my company through my LinkedIn account

Recently, an analyst on our Information Security team working in the SOC quit for greener pasture at another company. I work in a different, but very related role as an IT Auditor. I interface with ...
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Customers take issue with employee's social media posts

I have customers that have an issue with an employee that makes political posts on social media. He is involved in a popular political activist group that many view as controversial and extreme. They ...
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I accessed my boss's private Facebook messages, and found out she is trying to fire me. How do I proceed? [closed]

I had been asked to do a bit of social media work. I gained access to my boss's personal Facebook messages, since the business page is linked to it. I have been having a rough time at work, and went ...
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Does a company director's personal views represent the company? [closed]

A company director makes some controversial comments, say on a social media platform such as Facebook or Twitter. These comments are made from their personal account in their personal time, and have ...
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Is hiding my friendlist on Facebook a bad sign for HR?

For a while, I've been wondering on what do I have to do to avoid appearing unprofessional on my Facebook profile—I have quite a good reason to think about it. Within this issue, I wonder about my ...
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After interviewing a candidate, they are requesting to add me on LinkedIn: is there a standard etiquette?

I regularly conduct phone screens and in-person interviews for my US based employer. After conducting a phone screen with a candidate, they have asked to join my network on LinkedIn. They have not ...
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Implement Movies and Music Downloads Cache at Work [closed]

I'm administering internet at my workplace for the other non-development users. Being a big company in an otherwise not so IT based environment, we use fibre that is capped at 11MB for access to ...
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Addressing the social media/smart phone habits

Ironically I am the CEO for a social media marketing company... Social media and smart phones in the work place. I'm all for it but it's down to the individual to have discipline and respect in the ...
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How to avoid coworkers whatsapp group? [duplicate]

There is a recent trend in our organization where each Program manager has created a whats app group by adding all the team mates who report to him. This is now being used to send quick updates/...
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Connecting with social media

Is it ok to try and connect with coworkers on social media, ie Facebook or Instagram? I genuinely like my coworkers and enjoy their company at work, and I do have one friend who has since left the ...
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LinkedIn title change ettiquette [closed]

When you accept a new job, when do you change your "current" position on LinkedIn and other social networks? Do you wait until you've officially started? As soon as you put in notice? Just curious ...
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Employer asked me to remove work-related content on my personal blog. How to respond?

I wrote a blog post on my personal blog discussing my life and how I joined this company and the things we are working on. However, I quoted (and linked to) a tweet by a competitor of ours. I felt ...
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Got caught tweeting negatively about my company

My company had a little team party about a month ago that was boring and horrible and I tweeted something bad about it. Later I was frustrated with a project and tweeted more bad stuff about the ...
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Employer wants us to tweet (etc) about them; what should I consider?

I work for a large multinational company. Lately they've been encouraging (not requiring) us to "go social", to talk about their products, services, conference talks, etc on our personal social ...
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Is not having a Facebook account considered suspicious by HR? [closed]

It is a well known fact that Human Resources look at LinkedIn and Facebook profiles of candidates. I however do not have a Facebook account. I tried Facebook, but didn't like the website and how ...
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Request to delete LinkedIn account at termination of employment

My employment is coming to an end and my current employer has added a clause into an agreement requiring me to: Delete my personal LinkedIn account, never re-activate it or access the information ...
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Recent CS graduate with no social media profiles. Am I suspicious? [duplicate]

I'm a recent university graduate looking for work. For privacy reasons, I have never registered in any of the social media sites under my real name. I cannot easily be found on Facebook/Twitter/...
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What justification should you give when you are about to be fired for an offensive comment you made online? [closed]

My first question on the site, so I hope it fits the boundaries of The Workplace. I had recently read a horrific incident of the one Justine Sacco, whose professional & hence personal life turned ...
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After contacting a manager on the social network and getting positive feedback he is not responding. What next? [duplicate]

I was looking for possible contacts in my "dream company" on the social network. I have found an it-manager that is currently looking for new employees (he wrote it on his profile page) for the field ...
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How deep do HR people go in social media searching, really? [closed]

Because of the reality that HR people and employers search for your online presence, I have slowly shrunk away from having an online presence at all, beyond strictly professional stuff. If you dig, ...
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Looking at social media sites for a interview

I have just recently been brought in as a technical adviser for my company's interview process. After taking a look at a stack of resumes I decided to google the people I was going to be interviewing. ...
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Facebook and staff conduct in childcare [closed]

Can management of staff in a childcare setting regulate or determine the personal use of Facebook outside of work, if staff posts are compromising the professional perception of the setting due to the ...
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Can a company reverse hiring decisions? [closed]

I heard a story about someone who got a health care job but lost the job before she started it because she shared about getting the job on social media. Do companies usually tell applicants not to ...
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Can it be seen as unprofessional to have an avatar as your LinkedIn profile picture?

I have created an identity of myself on the internet, with the following image: I'm using this image on almost every site I use: Twitter, Gravatar, Stack Overflow, blog, ... My question is the ...
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Does lacking social media (facebook, twitter, etc) look bad to hiring managers? [closed]

Years ago I made a decision to stay off of Myspace. Fast forward several years and I've applied that same decision to Xanga, LiveJournal, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and (as much as I can ...
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Asking Employees to “share” or “like” a company Facebook post [closed]

Is it appropriate for a company to make a non-mandatory request of employee to like or share a post to promote a company fundraising event? Example: If you are on Facebook, please like and/or share a ...
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How can I deal with inappropriate content appearing on my Twitter feed at work?

On Twitter, I follow 138 people. All but a few use their Twitter accounts in a professional manner. There are 3 main categories: Game company employees, people who use YouTube professionally, and ...