Social Media in the Workplace: New Stats and Findings

There were some interesting statistics in today’s Ad Age article on social media, among them: several related to social media in the workplace.

Social Media, Security, and Risks in the Workplace

Nearly half of companies (44%) track employees’ social-media use in and out of the office (TheNextWeb).

IT professionals see serious risks associated with enterprise social network use — and only 29% say they have adequate protection. (InformationWeek: The BrainYard)

Most people (73%) think employees overshare on social-media. (Marketing Pilgrim)

Social Media Availability and Job Satisfaction

One third of respondents (33%) said that they would prioritize social-media freedom, device flexibility, and work mobility over salary in accepting a job offer. (GigaOm)

More than half of college students surveyed (56%) said they would not accept a job offer from a company that banned access to social media at work, or they would find a way to circumvent corporate policy.  (GigaOm)

Social Media Usage in the Workplace

More than half of American workers (54%) stream mobile video at work. (Tubefilter)


About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a public relations and marketing consultant, and owns Fletcher Prince ( Follow Mary on Twitter @FletcherPrince.

Posted on December 6, 2011, in Social Media in the Workplace and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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