How Employers Really Feel About Social Media

There’s been plenty of talk about how social media has become a successful vehicle for recruiters and job seekers alike, but what about employers?

According to this infographic, researched and developed by PayScale, the higher-ups are really not too keen on the social media movement at large, especially when it involves giving social media freedom to employees within the company. And the fear of negative information keeps employers running for a tight leash. Only half of companies have a formal social media policy, and 42% of companies surveyed nix all forms of social media activity at work. In the employers’ eyes, social media should be exclusively reserved for carefully managed brand promotion and professionally handled social recruiting.

Check out the infographic below, which also features a comprehensive breakdown of industries that encourage more social media activities and ones that ban it. What is your company’s social media policy? Are you satisfied with it? Let us know in the comments.

How Employers Really Feel About Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

[Source: How Employers Really Feel About Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]]

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