Employees who use social media are more efficient, survey says

Staffers who use one to four social media sites do their work better and faster than other employees. Plus, they stay with their companies longer.

Do you think social media has no place in the office?

If so, you may want to rethink your stance.

A survey from Evolv, a data analytics firm, says that employees who are active on one to four social media sites are extremely productive, and tend to stay with a company longer than other employees.

Evolv surveyed about 40,000 hourly employees. Of those employees, 33,000 belonged to between one and four social networks. Five thousand did not belong to any social networks, and 1,300 belonged to more than five.

The 1,300 employees who used more than five social networks ranked as the most efficient.

Mike Houseman, Evolv’s managing director, said that may be due to these employees’ social and technological skills. Using these skills outside of work helps them be more efficient both at their jobs and in social situations that occur on the job.

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