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Social Media Policies and More: Checklist Guidance for Managing Digital Era Risks

Most organizations – even those that are highly engaged with social media and other digital technologies – are not addressing Digital Era risks as comprehensively or deeply as they could or should. My latest blog post helps organizational leaders close gaps in their risk management strategies by offering checklist guidance…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 24, 2012 at 9:53am — 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

Social Scrutiny of Job Candidates, Employees, and Students: 7 Considerations

Questionable practices related to organizational scrutiny of the social networking activity of individuals has received a great deal of press recently. My latest blog post provides food for thought for individuals and organizations engaging in these practices (or considering doing so) to reconsider their choices and pursue better…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 2, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Social Media Education and Training: Where Are We? Where Are We Going?

In this post I offer my perspective on social media education and training. I share my thoughts on the education and training debate, report on my efforts to assess and categorize current courses and programs, and provide an initial sketch of what future offerings might look like. The post is intended to initiate dialogue and create a plan…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on March 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No 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

LinkedIn’s Activity Stream: Managing the Flow, Reducing the Pollution

If you've been frustrated with your LinkedIn activity stream, my latest post in the Social Media in Organizations (SMinOrgs) S.M.A.R.T. Blog may help. It's also a must-read for folks who may be part of the problem (yes, that could be you!). Here's a brief description:



This post addresses the quantity and quality challenges inherent in managing the LinkedIn activity stream. In addition to identifying the current weaknesses in the feature, it offers suggestions for how LinkedIn… Continue

Added by Courtney Hunt on August 26, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

What are the Defining Characteristics of Digital Era Leaders?

I'm working on a new blog post* focused on the key characteristics of Digital Era leaders. I've started a list of what I consider defining traits, and I thought I'd crowdsource additional ideas. Thinking across sectors and disciplines, but focusing on the role of digital technology in organizations, economies, and societies, what do you think are the most important aspects for leaders to be successful? Thanks in advance for your insights.

 

*For the Digital Era Thinkers blog on…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on August 23, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

Social Media and Recruiting 101: Overview and Recommendations

There is a lot of confusion and concern over the growing practice of reviewing job candidates’ social media activity during recruitment and selection. Targeted to social recruiting rookies (both individuals and employers), the latest SMinOrgs blog post provides an overview of how people’s digital activity can and should be…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 29, 2011 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

Social Screening of Job Candidates: Focusing on the Facts

There have been dozens of news stories and blog posts about the Federal Trade Commission's recent decision regarding a company called Social Intelligence and the practice of pre-employment screening of job applicants based on their digital activity. Many of these pieces are misleading, and most of them are misunderstood. Here's a link to my latest blog post, in which I strive to correct errors of both…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on July 25, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

What’s Your SMQ (Social Media Quotient)? Updating the Quiz

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

Added by Courtney Hunt on July 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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