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  • 1. For HR Professionals Vivid Image, Inc. 5-2010 http:// =sIFYPQjYhv8 Inspiring Possibilities… Utilizing The Power of Today’s Web and Social Media Tools
  • 2. Vivid Image, Inc. 5-2010
    • Beth Gasser , Owner and VP of Vivid Image ; “Social Mediaologist” (aka VI’s SM in-house expert); Active Mommy Blogger
    • 1995 founded VI with husband/owner, Steve Gasser
    • Marshall, MN native
    • Michelle Falling , Director of Business Development:
    • Recruiter 13 years in MN (Metro & Rural)
      • 4 years Information Technology
      • 1 year Willmar General Employment
      • 8 years Hospitals throughout rural MN
      • Litchfield, MN native
      • Believe in SM for Recruitment
    Hutchinson, MN Introduction to VI & Representatives
  • 3. Vivid Image, Inc. 5-2010 Today’s Web 2.0 and Social Media Tools….what are they?
  • 4.
    • Top 3 Sites users visit today: Google, Facebook, YouTube (FB has surpassed Google)
    • The Message? Your organizations cannot afford to ignore nor fear the fact your employees spend time (both at work and leisure time) utilizing what is available on-line in today’s world!
    • What are you going to do about it? Choose to Embrace or Ignore/Fear within your organizations?
    Vivid Image, Inc. 5-2010 Web 2.0/Social Media Facts You Can’t Ignore
  • 5. Vivid Image, Inc. 5-2010 http:// =JE3_va3K6Jc Employee Engagement Conversation with Best Buy Rep
  • 6.
    • Provide Testimonials for potential recruits
    • Educate your customers on products/services
    • Orientation tools for new employees
    • On-Line learning environment opportunities
    • Form niche communication groups within organization
    • Share ideas to improve employee relations, products, services
    • Customer Service Tool
    • Crisis Communications (Internally or Public)
    • Other ideas? Success stories you can share? Negative experiences to share? How were they handled?
    Vivid Image, Inc. 5-2010 Brainstorm Ideas for Social Media as a Communication Tool
  • 7.
    • Get on board! Use these tools and absorb the information out there! There is a TON of engaging, interesting, and helpful information at your fingertips…..all you have to do is take the time to engage and find it! You might be surprised what you learn.
    • Start a dialogue with your Leadership Teams, Employees, Special Interest Groups/Committees
    • Share success stories with stakeholders
    • Start by asking WHY? What are the possibilities?
    Vivid Image, Inc. 5-2010 Where do we Begin?
  • 8.
    • Start researching, finding and following industry experts or similar organizations like yours (could be your competition or sister company
      • Find on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
      • Search on keywords/demographics/industry terms
      • Groups or individuals
    • Vivid Image can help you get started!
      • Sign up for classes, newsletter, check out our blog posts for helpful tips and information
    Vivid Image, Inc. 5-2010 Our Organization is Ready and Interested….Now What?
  • 9. [email_address] [email_address] Get Inspired Today !