The concept of social HR stems from social networks. With sites like facebook and Twitter allowing you to interact with anyone in the world at anytime of the day or night, communtication has never been easier. Social HR is about applying this kind of open communication to your HR management.
Much like a facebook profile, giving your staff access and permission to upate the data your store about them will ensure you always have up-to-date records.
Social HR is about involving your staff in company desicions. If they feel like their opinions are being heard, they'll be more excited to work with you to achieve goals.
Social HR helps you to nurture your staff and the development of their skills. With real-time updates from your staff, you'll learn what is or isn't working for them and can then make the changes needed to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their potential.
Social HR Software will have a great impact on exisitng employees, but social media sites, like Twitter, can also play a part in your social HR by opening you up to new recruitment posibilities. Using social media will create a pipeline of potential candidates who may not be proactively looking for a job.