With the growth of enterprise social networking services, social dimensions of work are getting more attention within the organisations. Beyond the use of the tools for collaboration, these services provide many other indirect benefits such as the possibility to determine the “Social Capital” of each employee.
While predicting future behaviour is still just not possible, it has been the leitmotif in Human Resource Management for decades. Creating forecasts for ones’ job performance using dedicated psychological instruments has become the standard procedure in the recruitment and selection practice to reduce risks and maximise performance.
With the advent of social technologies, the world has the potential to be a more interconnected and information driven place. The impact of social technologies has changed the way people communicate, collaborate, consume and create information. People have adopted social technologies in their everyday lives and organisations are starting to adopt social networking services as well.