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Friday
Sep282012

How Social Media Is Changing HR (#SWChat)

Introduction

When it comes to the corporate world, HR is often one of the last to adapt to change. Mostly because they are the keepers of policy, procedure, order, and the employee. They were the keeper of the employee until social media changed the game.

(extract from Jessica Miller-Merrell)

This event looked at how HR needs to change and adapt to Social Media and the barriers to overcome in doing so.

Event Questions

Q1) What role should HR play in Social Business Transformation?
Q2) When it comes to change, HR is generally the last to adapt. Why is this?
Q3) How is Social Media changing HR to benefit its employees?
Q4) What benefits does social media have in recruiting the right people compared to more traditional recruiting methods?
Q5) Should HR be checking out potential candidates social profiles and streams before hiring?

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants (confirmed): Tbd

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Thursday
Sep272012

Nifty50 Top Twitter Tech Men 2012

I am truly honoured to be included amongst some of the most respected people on Twitter.

Saturday
Sep222012

What's Hot In Social Media III (#SWChat)

Introduction

The previous What's Hot in Social Media events have proved to be very popular, so we have decided to make this a regular occurrence on #SWChat.

This event discussed what is hot right now in the world of Social Media (from social technologies / platforms to conferences, to mobile apps to the very latest acquisitions etc...). No topic is taboo....

Event Questions

Q1) Prince Harry deletes Facebook account over nude photo scandal http://on.mash.to/PMEl7R - Is FB a security risk for Royals+Celebs?
Q2) Man Arrested For Racist Tweets To Soccer Star http://on.mash.to/PMExnx - Should people be arrested for what they say?
Q3) How To Complain About Your Boss on FB And Not Get Fired http://on.mash.to/RRdGMp -How should people protect themselves?
Q4) Winklevoss's invest $1M in niche SM Network for prof investors http://bit.ly/NCfKVX -Are niche SM networks the future?
Q5) How has social media changed in the last 12 months and how have you adjusted to this change?

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Participants: Jenn Emerson, Colin Hope-Murray, Greg Lowe, Mark Moehlert

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

Useful #SWChat Links

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Friday
Sep142012

SEO Deconstructed (#SWChat)

Introduction

SEO is the abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization. This is the process of structuring a web page so that it is found, read, and indexed by search engines in the most effective manner possible. This makes your web site and its content attractive, relevant and visible to search engines and web searchers.

Combining Social Media with SEO provides a very powerful social media presence. This event looked at the why and how of SEO for your business to give you the edge over your competitors.

Event Questions

Q1) Why does SEO really matter for your business?
Q2) Increase in clicks is great, but can good SEO actually turn clicks into paying customers?
Q3) Who in your company should be in charge of SEO?
Q4) What is a good ranking for your website and how do you go about improving it?
Q5) What simple SEO tips & tricks should every business be aware of?

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Spreecast Social Video Channel

Panelists: Kevin Mullet, Jennifer Sable Lopez, Lars Eriksson, Colin Hope-Murray

Producer: @LizCpher

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Friday
Sep072012

Social Business Transformation (#SWChat)

This #SWChat event was sponsored by:

Introduction

According to Gartner, a social organisation is an organisation that handles significant business challenges and opportunities using social media platforms to engage stakeholders, such as employees, customers and suppliers, to work and collaborate together. A social organisation empowers employees, which creates openness, creativity and collaboration. It is all about the people.

So how do you go about transforming your business to become a Social Business? This event delved into the why and how of Social Business transformation.

Guest Hosts

Andy Jankowski
Founder of Enterprise Strategies

 Business Guru Peter Drucker said 'the most valuable asset of a 21st century organization will be its knowledge workers and its productivity', I see Social Business as fundamental to enabling both. 

Andy is a Social Business researcher, advisor and public speaker. During the last 17 years he has served as a trusted advisor for several industry leading organizations including Andersen, Ernst & Young, JP Morgan Chase and Oracle. He is a career long student of enterprise communication and collaboration and loves sharing what he has learned. Andy is a frequent conference speaker and an avid road cyclist. He enjoys connecting people and dots.

@andyjankowski | LinkedIn | Google+ | Facebook

 

Greg LoweEnterprise Strategies Advisor

Greg constructively challenges the status quo to achieve real change in organizations. With a background in IT, communications and collaboration, Greg is passionate about making technology usable to make people's jobs easier and changing the way companies do business. He does this by demonstrating value through building business cases and leading organizations to develop and support new behaviors, by working with leadership to help them understand how and why to leverage social business systems within their enterprise to achieve better business outcomes. He also writes and speaks about strategies and tactics that can be employed by companies to drive success in the Social Business space.

@Greg2dot0 | LinkedIn | Google+

Event Questions

Q1) Why does any business want or need to become a Social Business?
Q2) Why are organisations much slower to adopt social methods of engagement compared to the outside world?
Q3) What's more important for Social Business Transformation, cultural change or technology enablement?
Q4) Groundswell approach or top down leadership - which has the better chance of success of sustained transformation?
Q5) What are the key steps in transforming any business to become a Social Business?

Related Articles

Spreecast Social Video Channel

Guest: Greg Lowe (Advisor to Enterprise Strategies)

Participants (confirmed): Jenn Emerson, Colin Hope-Murray, Andrew Sim

Producer: @LizCpher

Playback: (see below)

 

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