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Social Media at Work [Infographic]

Social Media at Work [Infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

It costs an astonishing $650 billion per year to the economy when you while away at social media sites during your working hours!

How many times have you found yourself diving into your Twitter or Facebook while you should in fact be working?Accessing social media accounts while at work can be a serious drain on your productivity...


Per the infographic,social media at work costs an astonishing $650 billion per year. And it has been equally bad for students and workers- many more have been found to be spending 2x more time on Facebook than on exercising. For University students, nearly 3 hours are spent on social media sites and only 2 hours on studies, resulting in lesser grades.

As for workers, 1 in 10 are interrupted every 10.5 minutes by either a tweet, a Facebook update or even a simple instant message and it takes them 23 minutes to go back to work.

So, wonder if all this social media updates are worth it when it is causing such a big drain on the economy? Check out the infographic for the answers...

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The Case For Facebook: Its Effects on Work Productivity

The Case For Facebook: Its Effects on Work Productivity | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Social media has become an ever increasing part of our lives over the past few years.

Five years ago Facebook was just a place to connect with friends you knew and foster relationships with new ones. Today, everyone and their mother (grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousins, and cat) are on Facebook; so it’s no surprise employees are going on social networks, and even browsing them in the office. The corporate debate over allowing employees to partake in these activities during work hours is a controversial one.
Employers are constantly questioning the productivity issues connected with letting their employees go on social networks and browse the Internet. The main question they have is this: in moderation, can these breaks encourage psychological engagement and perhaps even help increase productivity?

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Do Employers “Like” Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do Employers “Like” Social Media? [INFOGRAPHIC] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Did you know that 42 percent of employers say no to any use of social media in the workplace?

When you consider that two out of every five young workers rate access to social media at work above receiving a higher salary, this presents an obvious disconnect. And for many employers, an outright ban is easier to manage than educating themselves on the benefits of using these tools in the office – only a little more than half (53 percent) have any kind of formal social media policy in place.

An employer’s attitude towards channels such as Twitter and Facebook varies from industry to industry. Retail is the most progressive, with 65 percent of companies in this sector having social media policy in place, ahead of manufacturing (62 percent) and business support (59 percent).

This infographic from Payscale takes a closer look at what employers like – and don’t like – about social media.

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How To Train Employees To Handle Social Media {INFOGRAPHIC}

How To Train Employees To Handle Social Media {INFOGRAPHIC} | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

In this day and age, no local business should be without having employees involved and implementing an excellent social media plan. Employees can share fantastic stories, provide excellent service and promote new and exciting products or services. Social media strategy varies for every business, large or small. Some hire consultants or social media managers, while others train their current employees to handle the social load...

This guide also highlights an important fact: 76% of companies do not have a clearly defined social media policy but 80% of internet users come from social media. Whether or not you have an explicit policy, make sure you’re aware of the way everyone in your company represents your brand.

An infographic from Mindflash recommends and examines the trip and tricks of separating employees into training groups based on their knowledge of social media and their ability to use it...

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