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The Social Media Quiz (SMQ): Assessing Sophistication

The Denovati Social Media Quiz (SMQ) has been one of the most popular SMART Resources we have created. Now approaching its fifth year of use, the third version generally represents the universe of social media sites and tools and can be used to quickly capture people’s knowledge and experience. This post provides an overview and a link to the latest version of the quiz on…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 31, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

Soliciting Feedback re: Digital Era Challenges

The Denovati Group's primary objective is to help individuals and organizations improve their efficiency and effectiveness at leveraging social and digital technologies. To continue to maximize the value we provide through our products and services (most of which are free), we have created a 10-question survey that asks folks to identify the biggest Digital Era challenges and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 24, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

Digital Era Terms and Expressions: Sharing Favorites

What's in a word? A lot, more often than not! Language is a powerful reflection of the world in which we live and the realities we must embrace, a fluid and ever-changing reminder that neither time nor progress stands still. This post shares some of my favorite Digital Era terms and expressions and invites others to participate in a crowdsourcing exercise to expand the…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 15, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

Do People Need Social Media Training? Yes. And (Much) More.

Earlier this year I shared my thoughts about online social learning communities in response to a…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on March 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Job Search in the Digital Era

 

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 25, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

"Social Media" is SO 2009! 7 Proposed Semantic Upgrades

At the risk of inspiring unresolvable semantic discussions, this post addresses seven Digital Era terms that should probably be replaced and/or removed from the lexicon and suggests both existing and new alternative terminology to use in their place. What other proposed changes would you make?…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Online Social Learning Communities: Necessary but not Sufficient

As the Digital Era progresses, professionals at all levels and career stages need to develop and maintain a core set of digital competencies. These competencies can be developed informally, through online social learning communities, but they must also be developed through formal education and training programs. Academic and other…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 28, 2013 at 9:57am — No Comments

Tweets about Twitter Offer Interesting Insights



Curious about Twitter, not just as a social media platform but also as a company? Using a sample of recent tweets, this post offers a glimpse into the company’s leadership, its role in society, and how the platform and its features are evolving. Though neither comprehensive nor in-depth, this glimpse provides insights into the complexity of a Digital…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on November 19, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

At the HR Tech Conference, Old School Meets New School

HRTechConf Expo Hall image The significant progress the HR industry has made in developing and leveraging social and digital technologies was clearly evident at this year’s HR Technology Conference in Chicago – especially in the Expo Hall. Not only were new technologies highlighted in the products and services offered by vendors, they were also integrated…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on October 16, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

Tumbln into Tumblr: 7 Reasons it Hits a Social Media “Sweet Spot”

Tumblr seal If you haven’t considered adding Tumblr to your social media portfolio yet, my latest blog post offers seven reasons why it hits a “sweet spot” for established individual and organizational users, complementing and augmenting engagement on other platforms in unique and effective ways. Additional reasons are welcome.…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on September 11, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Human Capital and Career Management in the Digital Era: Three Foci

 

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Digital Era Competencies: How Do Your Candidates- and You - Stack Up?



Do your job candidates have the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for success in the Digital Era? Regardless of the sector people work in, their professional discipline, their place in the organizational hierarchy – and to some extent their career stage – there is a core set of competencies necessary to effectively leverage new technologies to…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on May 8, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

The New Digital Divide: Thoughts for Leaders and Laggards

The digital divide has increasingly become about knowledge and adoption of new technologies rather than access. Which side of the divide are you on - are you a leader or a laggard? This post offers insights into the factors contributing to the growing chasm between those who have embraced and leveraged new technologies and those who haven’t. It…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on May 1, 2012 at 2:31pm — No Comments

What Does it Take to be a Leader in the Digital Era?

How should we define the keys to successful leadership now that we are fully immersed in the Digital Era? This post shares diverse perspectives on the core characteristics and offers preliminary thoughts on integrating ideas and identifying themes. Readers are invited to contribute additional ideas, insights, and…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 12, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Twitter for Rookies: Simple Guidance for Getting Started

Twitter_newbird_boxed_whiteonblue Still not certain whether you should take the Twitter plunge? The best way to determine its value is to give it a try. Focusing on using Twitter professionally rather than personally – including staying current with local, national, and global news – this post offers simple best practice…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 9, 2012 at 10:33am — 6 Comments

Think Before You Dial: 3 Reasons Unplanned Phone Calls are a Poor Practice

In the Digital Era, new definitions of acceptable and unacceptable behavior have to address not only new ways of communicating, but  traditional forms as well. This post offers three reasons why unsolicited, unplanned phone calls are a generally a poor practice and reinforces the idea that we must constantly think about the…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on March 19, 2012 at 11:25am — 13 Comments

12 Hopes for 2012: Enhanced Adoption of Digital Technologies

As the Digital Era progresses, technological capabilities continue to outstrip our willingness and ability to address the opportunities and challenges they present. In this post I offer 12 hopes for 2012 that are rooted in the psychological challenges we face and are built on our willingness – both individually and collectively – to tackle…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on January 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

LinkedIn “Company” Pages: An (Undervalued) Gem for Organizations of All Types

The latest Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) S.M.A.R.T. Blog post articulates the primary reasons why organizations of all types and sizes should establish and manage their Company Pages (organizational profiles) on LinkedIn. It provides a three-phase approach to creating Company Pages and offers examples of existing Company Pages for reference. It also includes the results of a recent poll (N=451) on people’s preferences for engaging with organizations in which they have a…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on December 9, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Recruiting in the Digital Era: Updated Guidance for Employers, Recruiters, and Candidates

 

This summer I wrote Social Media and Recruiting 101: Overview and Recommendations, which was an extension of some earlier pieces I had written on the topic of “social screening” (see …

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Added by Courtney Hunt on November 8, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Measuring Social Media Sophistication: The SMQ Quiz (Revised)

The quiz has been updated. Click here to learn about and access the latest version.

Added by Courtney Hunt on November 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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