4 Responses to "Employee generated content – just search and ye shall receive"
  1. Adam says:

    wow…I’m flattered Julian.

    I think you’re right on about this. We yap a lot about work/life balance, but this is a great example of work & life becoming one…where you can be who you are at home, at work…not just socially self-segregating yourself and a company saying that we support/accept who you are at home and who you are at the office…but rather, we encourage you to be who you are, wherever you are. By encouraging employees to do this, you’re boosting retention, forming tight bonds-that go past normal work stuff with co-workers, and just plain ‘ol being real…isn’t that what we all want?…to cut through the BS and find out what a company is really like?

    Even if it’s our own company.

    Tie this video in with a case study of everything that went into developing the website, shooting parameters, people involved, samples of the work, etc., and it would be a valuable piece to every single Hodes Employee. Post it on the Hodes site and get some people jazzed about this industry and their jobs again.

  2. Julian says:

    Adam, this is a very thoughtful comment and I think you are spot on in your content and ideas. I would add more if I could but I think you said it all well. Cheers!

  3. Julian says:

    Hi Rob, thanks for stopping by and posting your link. If I’ve understood you correctly, you’re making the argument that goes something like the conversation is happening with or without you – do you want to be a spectator or a participant?. Agreed!

    Many companies miss that their employees are an untapped resource who have already created (or could create) great content because they fear the negative side of employee feedback. To which I reply, what helps turn the situation around faster, pretending you don’t have a employee morale or culture problem, or engaging your talent and asking for their help in fixing the problem.

  4. Misha says:

    Adam said it well, in his comment and as Hamlet. Social media shows recruiters only part of who a candidate is or was. So the candidate may have partied in college, who didn’t? That candidate could be management material. With individuals and companies flocking to join the useful and amusing online social networks, the areas between social and professional life is becoming muddier. There are still a lot of places where it’s unacceptable or unsafe to be “who you are, wherever you are”. Although that’s slowly and thankfully changing, I have to agree with an article from Focus Management, a recruitment consultancy that boundaries need “to be set between an individual’s personal social life and their attributes at work. With everything being accessible, our lives are now under the microscope 24/7. According to the Times, a survey of 600 British companies revealed that one in five had logged on to Facebook and other networking websites to vet potential employees.”

    Full article: http://www.focus-management.co.uk/foodblog/2007/10/what-will-food-recruitment-loo.html

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