SOC 402 Discussion 2 Social Media and the Workplace

SOC 402 Discussion 2 Social Media and the Workplace

SOC 402 Discussion 2 Social Media and the Workplace

Social Media and the Workplace. 1st Post Due by Day 3. The use of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter is so widespread today that they have become tools for employers to evaluate their current and prospective employees. However, most people use these sites primarily to portray the personal and more informal aspects of their lives. In fact, the average person is unaware of just how much the boundary between their personal and work lives are disappearing due to these sites.

Please watch the Dangers of Social Media in the Workplace video that addresses how employers may use social media when considering a potential employee, and then address the questions below.

  Should employers be allowed to assess current and/or prospective employees based on their social media sites? Why or why not?

  Describe at least three different examples of how a current employee’s social media use could jeopardize their job and professionalism in the workplace.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.


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Which of the following groups is most likely to be positively stereotyped as a “model minority”?
Four-year college graduation rates have increased far more for __________ than for __________ Americans.
Median weekly earnings for workers over age 25 are highest for __________.
What was the bracero program of the 1940s?
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The study of how products can be designed for optimal, safe use by people is known as __________.
Many recent college graduates need to find employment as soon as possible because over __________ of them have student loans that average about $30,000.
To save time, Lily often answers her e-mails on her tablet during office meetings. Which generation is most likely to view this activity as normal and not problematic?
The television show __________ depicts how the workplace changed between 1960 and 1970.