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Employee Online: Social Media at Work

90 Minutes
6 months
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$165. One Participant

Recorded Version: Unlimited viewing for 6 months ( Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)


This webinar will discuss in detail how social media has changed the workplace forever. It will be discussed how companies can best leverage this technology to enhance productivity, sales, communication and hiring. Opportunities for businesses and how workers can better connect to each other and the organization's goals, share information, and collaborate projects will be discussed.

A review of who is using social media in the workplace will be shared. What industries are currently engaged in social media and how they are using this technology will be reviewed. Discussion on how employers are controlling this media and what guidelines they are providing to their employees will be covered.

Using social media to facilitate the hiring process will be discussed. The instructor will review different social media sites that have proven to be effective in accessing qualified candidates. Legal issues will be discussed regarding what information can be obtained and what information is protected and should not be used though social media. How to avoid adverse employment action by using social media information will be discussed. Background checks dos and don’t using social media will be covered.

Why you should attend: Social media use in the workplace has become a fact of life for employers and continues to grow. Companies are looking at social media as another tool to develop business, enhance communication and train employees. This technology is proving to have many benefits to business. As social media technology continues to change and grow in use, companies will need to consider strategies to leverage its use in the workplace.

Areas Covered In the Session:
  • How social media has changed how companies conduct business
  • Industries best suited to bring social media into their workforce
  • How to use social media for recruitment and hiring
  • How to use social media to engage your workforce
  • How supervisors should use social media
  • Harassment and social media, what risks are involved
  • Guidance on how to police or not social media sites
  • How companies can best prepare when introducing social media into the workplace
Who will benefit:
  • HR Directors
  • HR Managers
  • Recruiters
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Business Owners

Kathy Coughlin is co-founder and president of Team HR, a consulting firm specializing in providing solutions to organizations’ human resources challenges. Ms. Coughlin has over twenty-five years of human resources management experience and has held positions of VP Human Resources and Director of Human Resources for med size organizations of 400 employees to large organizations of over 3000 employees.

After starting her career in human resources as a Recruiter & Trainer, she progressed to Human Resources Manager, Assistant Human Resources Officer, Director of Human Resources and VP of Human Resources. Except for her initial assignment, all of her positions have been responsible for the broad spectrum of human resource generalist.

Ms. Coughlin provides employee and supervisor training to large and small businesses, the Small Business Development Center, and is a member of the Palm Beach Community College Business & Industry Training Speakers Bureau.

Coughlin earned her M.S in public administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from State University of New York and has a B.S. in business administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently is a member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, HR Executive Volunteer Corps for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM), and advisor to Palm Beach County for Self-Advocacy for people with disabilities.

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