NOTE: You will need to make your initial post before you will see classmates’ posts. Remember the discussion board is an ongoing conversation and can not all be completed in one day/sitting.  Refer to

NOTE: You will need to make your initial post before you will see classmates’ posts. Remember the discussion board is an ongoing conversation and can not all be completed in one day/sitting.  Refer to the discussion board rubric under syllabus/schedule content area of Bb for full details on the expectations of discussion board use. 

You must have an initial response to the following discussion questions along with at least two follow up responses to other postings.

Competing Through Technology: Connectiveness Enhances HR Practices (Entire Article starts on pg 119 of the textbook)

Social networking helps people satisfy their need to stay connected, and now it also helps companies to enhance many of their HR practices including recruiting, training and development, scheduling and enhancing employee engagement. There are several examples of this use of social networking for HR practices. Macy’s, for example, uses Twitter to post job openings and to reach out to recruit merchandise buyers laid off by other retailers who are closing their stores. IBM’s onboarding process, which is known as [email protected], is used to help new employees learn about the company and reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed.

 Discussion Question

Discussion Question

  1. · Explain how social networking can be used for various HR practices.
  2. · Can you think of other ways that the HR function in an organization can use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or other types of social networking?
  3. · Also, are companies limited to using popular applications such as these in order to achieve the benefits of connectivity, or are their other ways of doing so?
  4. Provide examples of what you or your company currently use as well as any other useful information which your classmates may learn from 

Discussion Board Expectations

We live in a world filled with collaboration. During Weeks 1 & 5 a discussion question (graded assignment) will be posted. After reviewing the assignment, I would like each student to post their response to the official discussion board thread. Each Assignment Discussion Board Forum post should be 2 – 3 paragraphs in length to receive credit (15 points).

Your response to the submission of another student should be at least one paragraph in length (5 points). Each assignment (including post and response) is worth a maximum of 20 points. Posts and replies must be submitted by the deadline and written with professional usage. Posts and replies must be professional and respectful in content and tone. Student postings and responses will be graded utilizing the discussion board grading rubric posted in discussion board tab in Blackboard. All forum assignments (posts/responses) are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday of the week they are assigned.

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