Let’s consult social media
How many hours a day am I on social media? What are the kinds of things (activities) that I post on the net? Do I ask someone’s opinion before I post my things online?
Have you asked yourself these questions lately?
You’re surely wonder why I think you should ask yourself those questions. Well, let me explain myself:
Most of us are constantly on social media, posting our activities like relationship status, vacation trip, party photos etc. It’s already a fact that most of the things you post online are visible for others, even things you don’t want everyone to see (mostly seen via via). This could be your classmates, your (future) work colleagues or even your (future) boss and/ or teachers.
A research in 2012 showed that 1 out of 3 entrepreneurs monitor their workers. 10% of them do that regularly. Previous cases in the past showed that many bosses fired their workers based on their online behavior.
On the Dutch webpage http://www.journalistiekennieuwemedia.nl/digitalegrenzen/ontslagdoortwitter/ you can see some examples that took place in the past in the world of journalism.
Another Good example is the one that appeared last year on the Facebook page “AH Medewekers be like”. The employee was fired online.
There is a chance that this is just a joke, but it’s a good example to show what really happening around the world. There are also many of the HR peoples that use the social media when reading your application and CV.
Now I want to ask you my dear readers; do you agree with the fact that leaders are following their workers behaviors online? Are you someone who also uses (consult) the social media regularly if you want to know who someone is or are you the -“That’s not my business type”-?? Do you see yourself as a future Business Information Manager/ leader/ consultant that will follow their clients/ employees on social media?