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  1. Manuel Pontes
    May 16, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

    I do not think that employers have given much thought to the importance of social ties for preventing employee turnover. Keeping employees connected to each other through social media or otherwise may actually be financially beneficial.

    At Universities, freshmen who have stronger ties with their peers are more likely to return.

  2. DBreakenridge
    May 17, 2008 @ 2:03 am

    Hi Manny, thanks for visiting my blog and for commenting! You make a great point. It’s evident that the social media and networking creates strong ties and if employers provided these types of forums it would be financially beneficial. I think the larger organizaitons are realizing the value of social networking and creating internal platforms for their employees. We will definitely see more of this in the future.

  3. barrycade
    May 19, 2008 @ 8:17 am

    i completely agree with your point, being a millenial myself 🙂

    Here in the Philippines, it will take some time before management and the IT department could provide the necessary social networking capabilities for the new breed of professionals. Many still struggle through the idea of lifting firewall for Internet use, limiting access only to Intranet and corporate email. This is set-up drives talented gen y talents away, and when word spreads around, the company becomes less of an employer of choice.

  4. Manuel Pontes
    May 19, 2008 @ 12:21 pm

    Hi Deidre:

    I enjoy reading your blog. Very informative

  5. DBreakenridge
    May 19, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

    Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback 🙂

  6. DBreakenridge
    May 19, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

    Hi Barry,

    Thanks for commenting! You make such an important point. There are companies who are reluctant to adopt social networking because of generational or cultural reasons, and then there are those that just are not ready to provide the technology. I could see how the Millennials would turn away from this type of organization or choose not to accept a position. That’s really tough on a firm that is looking to attract and retain the best young talent. Thanks for bringing this insight to the table!!!

  7. DBreakenridge
    June 3, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

    Hi Suki, thanks so much for commenting on the Twitter Addiction. I actually thought of you and our many discussions about Twitter when I wrote part II of my post. I agree with you, no matter how frustrated I get with Twitter, I will not stray. I’ve made great friends and it feels good to belong to a really smart, fun community. I’m very happy that we met on Twitter!!

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