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O Enetworking

  1. 1. Networking Professionally: Employee Perspective January 12, 2009
  2. 2. Networking Professionally: Employee Perspective • The findings covered in this presentation are from the perspective of a sample of U.S. employees. The SHRM Omnibus Employee Survey included a wide range of questions that th t centered on the viewpoint of employees on a variety of t d th i i t f l i t f workplace issues. The data that follow are from a section of this survey that asked employees about how they network and if they used professional and social networking websites as one y p g of their networking sources. • SHRM collects a wealth of data on organizational and workplace issues. Please visit www.shrm.org/surveys to access our publications. SHRM Omnibus Employee Survey, January 12, 2009 ©SHRM 2009 2
  3. 3. Through which methods/sources do you network professionally? n=367 Note: Excludes 238 respondents (39%) who answered “N/A, I do not network professionally” and those who did not answer the question. Employees from privately owned for-profit organizations were more likely than those from nonprofit organizations, non-management employees were more likely than middle management employees, and those in the manufacturing, retail/wholesale trade and services (accommodation---food and drinking places) were more likely than those in educational services/education to report that they did not network professionally. Percentages do not total 100% due to multiple response options. SHRM Omnibus Employee Survey, January 12, 2009 ©SHRM 2009 3
  4. 4. Through which methods/sources do you network professionally? (By Employee Level, Organization Staff Size, Organization Sector and Industry) n=367 •Differences by employee level: y p y •Executive-level employees were more likely than nonmanagement employees to network through professional societies/trade associations and conferences/trade shows/conventions. •Nonmanagement employees were more likely than executive-level employees to network through online job search/career sites sites. •Executive-level and middle-management employees were more likely than non=management employees to report networking through business meetings. •Middle-management employees were more likely than nonmanagement employees to report networking through supervisors, managers or other higher- level professionals in a supervisory role. •Executive-level employees were more likely than middle-management or non=- management employees to report networking through clients. •Differences by organization staff size: •Employees from large-staff-sized organizations were more likely than those from Employees large staff sized small-staff-sized organizations to report networking through supervisors, managers or other higher-level professionals in a supervisory role. •Employees from small-staff-sized organizations were more likely than those from medium- or large-staff-sized organizations to report networking through clients. li t SHRM Omnibus Employee Survey, January 12, 2009 ©SHRM 2009 4
  5. 5. Through which methods/sources do you network professionally? (By Employee Level, Organization Staff Size, Organization Sector and Industry – continued) n=367 •Differences by organization sector: •Employees from publicly owned for profit companies were more likely than for-profit those from government entities to report networking through online professional networking sites. •Employees from privately owned for-profit companies were more likely than those from nonprofit or government entities to report networking though clients. •Differences by industry: •Employees from high-tech companies were more likely than those from educational services/education companies to report networking through online professional networking sites. •Employees from arts entertainment and recreation companies were more likely Employees arts, than those from educational services/education or government/public administration entities to report networking through online social networking sites. •Employees from construction, mining, oil and gas companies were more likely than th th those f from services ( f i (professional, scientific, t h i l l i l i tifi technical, legal, engineering) t l i i ) to report networking through clients. •Employees from associations (professional/trade) were more likely than those from educational services/education entities to report networking through other sources/methods. Note: Only significant differences are presented. SHRM Omnibus Employee Survey, January 12, 2009 ©SHRM 2009 5
  6. 6. Have you ever used online professional and/or social networking sites such as LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook, etc.…? n=104 Note: Includes respondents who indicated networking professionally through online professional networking sites or online social networking sites. Percentages may not total 100% due to rounding. SHRM Omnibus Employee Survey, January 12, 2009 ©SHRM 2009 6
  7. 7. Have you ever used online professional and/or social networking sites such as LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook, etc., as a job search method (i.e., to help find a j ) ( y g job)? (By Organization Sector ) n=104 •Differences by organization sector: •Employees from publicly owned for profit companies were more likely than for-profit those from privately owned for-profit companies to report having used online professional and/or social networking sites as a job search method. Note: Only significant differences are presented. SHRM Omnibus Employee Survey, January 12, 2009 ©SHRM 2009 7
  8. 8. Networking Professionally: Employee Perspective Methodology • Sample comprised of 605 full-time or part- time employed U.S. residents randomly selected by an outside survey research organization’s web-enabled employee panel, which was based on a random sample of the entire U.S. telephone population. • Survey fielded for a two-week period, ending January 12 2009 12, 2009. SHRM Omnibus Employee Survey, January 12, 2009 ©SHRM 2009 8

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