None of the top 100 best companies to work for block employee access to social media

‘Nuff said.


#1 Marian Pike on 07.11.11 at 10:31 am

You can’t stop people talking to other people. It is part of being in business so why bother to try. If you reward performance instead of attendance; if you give staff enough work to do that is challenging and not all boring; then you will want them to talk to others about how happy they are to work for you.

#2 Joyce on 07.11.11 at 3:05 pm


#3 Russell Florence on 07.12.11 at 1:03 am

South Africa as a developing country is fast becoming one of the great users of social media. People everywhere are using their mobile phones, computers at work to connect with people out their, and it’s beautiful, remember we were separated by Apartheid, and some of us are discovering friends accross the past racial the world becomes a smaller place, people are using the space to inspire, encourage and motivate. Instead of people sitting and moping about life, they are starting to live as they gain wisdom, Scott Lachut, the author of Psychology of sharing wrote..’At some point the anonymity of the internet transformed into a social networking clearing house of daily minutiae…and most of us opted in, choosing the ease and comfort of virtual intamacy over the lonely existence of real world disconnectedness.’

#4 Awful Truth on 07.12.11 at 8:37 am

so lie.
it’s impossible to anyone guarantee that.

#5 Phil Gerbyshak on 07.13.11 at 10:58 am

Your headline is incorrect. Several of the top 100 best places to work DO block social media (to one degree or another), and nowhere in this video did she says NONE of the top 100 best places to work don’t block social media. She said many and most, but never all.

That being said, I agree with your premise that blocking social media is bad business. Now that FINRA is coming out with better guidance for financial services companies using social media, I think we’ll see it open up more in the future for these company, several of which are in the financial services sector (Edward Jones, Robert W. Baird and others).

#6 Friday Five – July 22, 2011 | on 07.22.11 at 7:30 am

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#7 Chris Mason on 08.12.11 at 9:17 am

is there another source to support the title of this post? the title says no one on the list is blocking but erin says “typically among the 100 best they’re not doing it.” which is not as definitive. i haven’t been able to find anything and i’d love to make the title’s point if it’s true. thanks!

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#9 Matt Gentile on 09.01.11 at 11:43 am

At Century 21 Real Estate we have a robust social media marketing strategy as well as advanced training for our brokers and agents and a policy guideline for our brokers to leverage for their own businesses.

Love to know more about how the companies were considered?



#10 admin on 09.01.11 at 12:15 pm

Again, my headline is based on the headline that ran on the site. They’re the ones who conducted the interview (CEO Mark Ragan, to be exact), and a lot of the footage wound up on the (digital/virtual) cutting room floor. Mark is a Medill graduate and worked many, many years in the newspaper business, so if they ran the headline with that assertion, I’ll assume it was deliberate and based on information that didn’t make the final cut.

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