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Posted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 14 August 2012
Kiera Lee
Mills Selig
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Social media is an ever increasing presence and for many people formed a large part of how they enjoyed the Olympics. Twitter estimates there were more than 50 million tweets about the Olympics and 80,000 per minute after Usain Bolt won the gold medal in the 200-metre sprint. American gymnast Gabby Douglas gained over 500,000 followers in less than two weeks. In more general terms Facebook had 100 million users four years ago and has 900 million now. Employers need to be aware of the challenges as well as the benefits of social media.

The Institute of Employment Studies has carried out research into the impact of social media on employment relationships:

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Kiera Lee
Mills Selig

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