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How do you manage people’s use of social media in the workplace?

Blog by Anne Brennan, Creative Sheffiield

So how do you manage the use of social media in the workplace? As HR Advisor for Creative Sheffield , the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council, this is a question I get asked a lot.

Most of us use social media for personal purposes, to keep in touch with friends, share photos and ideas with each other. In Sheffield 60 per cent of people online use Facebook daily and 24 per cent use Twitter. With the evolution of smart phones, these apps are with us all the time – even when we are at work. In many cases people are actually expected to use social media for work purposes. All of this muddies the water for both employers and employees… read more