Social Networking

SocialNetworking

SocialNetworking

Socialnetworking is an essential element in the corporate world. It isuseful in recruiting employees, creating professional contacts, andkeeping in touch with employees. A company or an organisation that isnot participating in social media and networking sites is indeedbehind the world. Currently, am working with a company thatfrequently uses social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, andYouTube. The main purpose of the social networking is forprofessional networking, career development, and career success. Inaddition, it plays a critical role in career development, networking,and professional success. Social media helps employees to stay intouch with their fellow colleagues. In my case, Facebook has reallyhelped me to connect with my colleagues, especially now that thecompany has a linked and profiled network. I believe even in thefuture I will maintain contact with them. Recently, one of my formerworkmate in another company contacted me online through my Twitteraccount.

Lastsummer season, I worked as an intern in a hospital. Similarly, theorganisation was also fond of these social networking sites. Forinstance, the human resource department used Facebook and LinkedInaccounts to advertise a vacant position. Actually, I saw an internvacant on one of the social sites, applied, and later secure a job asan intern. The hospital had a recruiting network and a candidate poolwhere they placed all the potential employees. Furthermore,recruiting networks helps job seekers to search for positions thatbest suit their skills. HR department also uses Twitter to tweet aburning issue in the organisation. For instance, in case of highlevel of lateness, a manager can tweet to contest the behaviour.Personally, I think social media and social networking have positiveeffects in an organisation. I would advocate that every company ororganisation to make a point and have these networks. Nevertheless,social media may lead to negative impacts as organisations strive forconnectivity. For instance, employees can use them to damage acompany’s reputation or organise a strike.