MH Commercial and Media

Thursday 27 September 2012

Social Media in the Workplace – Advantages and Disadvantages

Social media has fundamentally changed the way we live our personal lives and in the workplace. Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and now Google Plus provide platforms with millions of members who can be reached in an instant. This article looks not just at the advantages and opportunities that social media offers employers and employees but also the disadvantages and risks that arise from having such powerful and instantaneous tools. Lastly, it looks at steps that employers can take to minimise the disadvantages and risks arising from the use of social media.