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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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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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Social Media Can Enhance Employees’ Happiness & Productivity

Social Media Can Enhance Employees’ Happiness & Productivity | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

An infographic by Socialcast illustrates that happy, engaged employees are better and more efficient workers. In ‘Office Bliss: How Happiness Can Fuel Success At Work’, job security was regarded as the most important aspect of employee happiness, with benefits and compensation as other highly important aspects.

Research conducted by James Fowler also suggests that social media sites can enhance employees’ happiness and productivity.

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The Social Media Monster [Infographic]

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It's no surprise that social media consumes a good amount of our time, and it's perfectly fine when you have nothing else to do, but when you are at work its a big no-no.

This infographic illustrates just how distracting social media can be in the workforce. According to a study conducted by Microsoft, social media causes an average of four interruptions per hour. Also, over 40% of disrupted tasks were not immediately resumed.

So how much are all these interruptions going to cost the economy? A whopping $650 billion dollars a year is lost due to interruptions (aka Facebook).

It all makes sense though, with over 1 billion Facebook posts per day, 62 billion emails sent every day, and 400 million tweets per day, it's understandable why people are gettin distracted. Many businesses are taking matters into their own hands and blocking social sites on their networks so employees cannot view them. However, if you just unplug every once in a while and wait until after work to check your Facebook or Twitter, your productivity will increase and your boss will be happier...

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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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Working from Home and Social Media — The New Workplace Currencies [Infographic]

Working from Home and Social Media — The New Workplace Currencies [Infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
If you’d just graduated college, and had the right degree to have employers knocking down your doors, what would you ask for? A recent study asked just that to college students and young professionals around the world, and they found some startling results. For one, money isn’t everything.

As you can see in the infographic below, 56% of students will not accept a job from a company that bans social media. This has certainly been a popular pastime for large authoritarian companies of late, and that kind of policy may keep smart, young workers out of their work force.

The biggest element, though, has to be that 60% of students think “they have a right to work remotely with a flexible schedule.” Certainly, as years pass and security improves on remote channels, we’re going to see more people working from home, at least a few days a week. The fact that college students are interested only means that top employers will need to offer it to get access to some of the brightest minds.

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companies track employees’ social media use in AND out of the office

companies track employees’ social media use in AND out of the office | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

A new survey has just been released that shows how companies approach social media in the workplace with some pretty surprising findings. When you work in a more open and flexible company, it’s easy to forget that many people, particularly in larger organisations, are subject to fairly intense monitoring or policing of access to social networks. And, somewhat worryingly, the policies adopted towards use of social media don’t just apply to the workplace, but outside of it as well.

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