Most of us spend time hanging out with friends either online, over the phone or offline at your favorite hang out places. Noticeably there is a change the way we find jobs, earlier it was about finding jobs on an opportunity section in a traditional news paper or through employment news. Slowly it shifted to online with job boards like naukri.com, monster.com coming into light. Now an interesting factor that has almost become an integral part of our daily life is ‘Online Social Networking’ through world’s largest networking site like Facebook, Micro blogging site like Twitter and Professional Networking Site Linkedin.
According to a recent survey conducted by Ma Foi Randstad Workmonitor 2011 – Wave 1, a quarterly review of “mental mobility status” of employees, i.e., their readiness to change jobs conducted by a global HR services provider, Ma Foi Randstad. As per the Workmonitor survey, 87% of Indian employees use the social media to find information about an organisation’s work culture, 75% track movements and events of their favourite companies, so that they are up-to-date for attending job interviews and 75% would hesitate joining a company, if their co-workers have given negative reviews about the company.
Among the Indian cities, employees in Mumbai (85%) and Delhi (83%) are most confident towards social media helping them find a job and they take the maximum initiative in profiling themselves as an employee on networking sites such as Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter. Compare to other cities, employees in Mumbai and Bangalore are given the maximum access to websites by employers during work at 96% and 97% respectively, finds the survey.
Our conclusion is Social Networking is already the next big thing in the world, You find employment, you will know office colleagues, you will know your exam peers all these are possible only through networking online. So stay online and make friends, certainly not at an expense of your employer’s pocket :).
You can download the survey report through MafaiRandStand.Com here.