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Denovati SMART Blog Posts

Denovati SMART Blog posts explore the applications and implications of social and digital technologies in organizations from both conceptual and tactical perspectives. Focusing on both opportunities and challenges, the Denovati SMART Blog is primarily targeted to organizational leaders and others who are in the early stages of climbing their social media and digital technology learning curves. People with more advanced knowledge can also benefit from the ideas conveyed, in addition to adding their own expertise and perspectives by commenting on specific posts and contributing their own content.

  • Social Media Screening: Guidance for Individuals and Organizations

    Social Media Screening: Guidance for Individuals and Organizations

    Social media screening (aka social screening) has become a common practice among recruiters and hiring managers, as well as some coaches and college admissions offices. This white paper consolidates and updates previously shared guidance about this practice, providing recommendations for both individuals and organizations. It is primarily focused on job candidates and employers, but it can be applied to students, athletes, admissions offices and coaches as well.(August 13, 2014)

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  • Digital Property is Real Property: 5 Ways to Treat it That Way

    Digital Property is Real Property: 5 Ways to Treat it That Way

    Recognizing and respecting that digital property is in fact "real" property requires organizations to (1) make sure they own their own domain name(s) and lay claim to related social media properties, (2) require all official email be sent via domain-linked accounts, (3) take cybersecurity seriously, (4) maintain a presentable web presence, and (5) create policies and procedures (and commit necessary resources) to maintain digital property in the best possible condition at all times. (August 9, 2014)

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  • Optimizing Blog Posts: 11 Essential Considerations

    Optimizing Blog Posts: 11 Essential Considerations

    Optimizing blog posts requires both art and science. This piece supplements the guidance offered in Blogging: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide, covering factors like developing post standards and creating templates, the importance of excerpts and featured images, SEO optimization, promoting reader friendliness and engagement, and more. (August 1, 2014)

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  • Digital Literacy: Helping Learners Learn in the Digital Era

    Digital Literacy: Helping Learners Learn in the Digital Era

    Digital literacy is a critical component of learning in the Digital Era. Organizational leaders and learning professionals must understand the digital competencies required for learning success, create a digital learning culture, assess employees' baseline competencies, leverage both formal and informal learning to help them increase their digital literacy, identify and promote subject matter experts and digital mentors, and create an infrastructure for ongoing digital development. (July 24, 2014)

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  • Culture Change is Critical for Successful Digital Transformation

    Culture Change is Critical for Successful Digital Transformation

    Adopting digital technologies is not about replacing an existing system with an upgrade or building a new website. Rather one of the most important impacts of these technologies is to essentially change the way people work. Adopting digital technologies needs to be seen as first and foremost a culture change or probably more appropriately a transformation of their culture. For the full value of the technologies to be realised, people will have to change their mindset and their behaviour. (July 22, 2014)

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  • Social Media Policies and More: Managing Digital Era Risks

    Social Media Policies and More: Managing Digital Era Risks

    A presentation at SHRM's Annual Conference and Exposition offered guidance for managing Digital Era risks beyond developing and implementing social media policies. In addition to providing greater perspective on the risks to be managed, the presentation included specific guidance for HR professionals and other organizational leaders to develop and update relevant policies, provide training and communication, and ensure approaches remain current. (July 17, 2014)

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  • Blogging: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

    Blogging: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide

    This blogging beginner's guide is intended for people who want to incorporate blogs into their organization'€™s digital engagement efforts but aren't sure where or how to begin. Individuals interested in blogging for personal and career management reasons may also find the guide useful. Its primary focus is on external blogs used for marketing, branding, and business development, but the tips related to blogging elements and creating content can apply to internal blogs as well. (July 16, 2014)

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  • Scenes from SHRM14: Social and Digital Dimensions

    Scenes from SHRM14: Social and Digital Dimensions

    A photo essay from the 2014 SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition (aka SHRM14) Expo Hall that highlights examples of how SHRM, as well as vendors and service providers, continue to leverage social and digital technologies, both in their offerings and in the ways in which they reach out and interact with key stakeholders. (July 7, 2014)

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  • Digital Transformation Masterclass Announcement

    Digital Transformation Masterclass Announcement

    Denovati is excited to partner with Fleming Europe to present this first-of-its-kind event. The Digital Transformation Masterclass is a unique Executive Education program for the Digital Era. Targeted to business owners, CxOs, vice presidents, directors and other senior leaders in organizations of all types and sizes, it will enable attendees to lay a foundation and build a roadmap to produce an efficient and effective digital transformation of themselves, their organizations, and their workforces. (June 20, 2014)

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  • Managing Comments Online: 10 Recommendations

    Managing Comments Online: 10 Recommendations

    If your organization is struggling with developing a best practices approach to managing comments online, these recommendations will help. They include debalkanizing approaches to engagement and moderation; creating simple yet comprehensive posting guidelines that are clearly visible and consistently enforced; letting the community help manage rule violations; and making sure staff are properly trained. (June 18, 2014)

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