Social media is making a huge impact on the way we use the Internet, communicate with friends and family, network with business colleagues, gather information, and make decisions. In business, social media can provide unique opportunities to promote products and services, find and recruit talented employees, and deliver an interactive customer experience. But there are also risks, such as the potential to damage the company’s reputation and brand, lose intellectual property, or invite lawsuits by employees, job applicants, or customers. From an HR perspective, it can be hard to tell if social media is your friend or your foe. This white paper discusses how HR can use social media and how it can go wrong.