Four Reasons To Use Social Media for Employees
Social Media has gotten a lot of attention about how to use it to generate business. Some discussion is even had around using it as a recruitment tool. But very little has been mentioned about how to use it for internal staff. Below are four reasons why a company should consider it.
- Build a culture: Promoting your culture to your employees is an important way to build your brand and inspire teamwork. Consider your messaging; the words you use convey your values and help guide the thoughts and behaviors of your staff.
- Educate: The possibilities around this are nearly endless. Use Social Media to remind people about their benefits, healthy lifestyle choices, share interesting or important news and ideas, generate a discussion or brainstorming. A great tool for engaging people wherever they are, whenever.
- Consistent messaging: Giving your staff the same message at the same time is especially important if you have multiple locations but even in a single office, having a consistent message delivered to everyone at the same time is beneficial, convenient and easy with Social Media. Not everyone has a desktop but most people have smartphones.
- Branding & Promotion: Using Social Media makes it easier for your employees to engage the community, whether its their friends and family or their network of peers. This helps build brand awareness in the community and ultimately lead to more sales and right-fit applicants.
Whether you use Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, Pintrist or any of the other multitudes of Social Media, engaging your staff through one of these methods is beneficial and can be very easy. If you use social media to engage your employees, do you have other reasons why you use it? Share them below.