Social Media Skills for HR Professionals – SOLD OUT
Thursday, 4 September 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
This course is sold out, however we do have places available on the following dates:
December 11 – London
Social media or web 2.0 technologies have already had a profound effect on many peoples’ lives and are starting to make more impact within our organisations too. However, this impact is not just down to new technology.
Technology has changed the way that people think (or possibly changing thinking has led to the development of new technology) and the new attitudes and behaviours arising from this is what is causing the most change.The combination of new technology and new behaviours is leading to rapid changes within the ways that organisations work. HR needs to understand and intervene within these changes, as they involve people at least as much as they do technology, and also because of the people challenges involved in managing change.
However, HR also needs to understand the changes which are starting to happen within the HR function too. HR teams are also starting to use social technologies and more social or community based approaches to achieve HR objectives too.
- Understand the impact that social media, and changing workforce expectations, are having on businesses, management and HR
- Be able to describe how HR processes are impacted by these changes
- Recognise the opportunities available from the use of the main social media tools
- Understand how to avoid the potential risks of using social media to protect productivity and intellectual property etc
- Understand the requirements for developing a social media based HR strategy and social media policy etc
- Have developed a draft action plan to improve HR activities through the use of social media
HR Strategy Consultant
Jon is a leading specialist in strategic people management and organizational development issues. He regularly speaks and provides training in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia and has also lectured on strategic management, change management and human resources on executive MBA courses across Europe.
He is the author of Strategic HCM: Creating value through people (2006) and is currently completing a second book called Social advantage. He also posts regularly to blogs with these same titles and has recently been recognized as the top global online influencer in talent management.
Before working with Symposium, Jon served as Director of Human Capital Consulting, Europe for Buck Consultants / ACS, as Head of HR Consulting for Penna and as International HR Director for Ernst & Young after working as an IT and change management consultant for Andersen Consulting. Jon delivers a number of Symposium training workshops on HR issues such as business partnering, workforce planning, business and HR process design, organizational design and development and HR innovation.
Jon has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Engineering and an MBA. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
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