How to choose collaboration tools: Collaborate

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Here's a partner you might have overlooked in your selection process for social and collaboration tools: Human Resources.

Workforce.com notes that at smaller companies, HR often spearheads the entire selection process.

HR leaders "should have a hand in selecting social networking and project-management software, as well as guiding employees in how to use them" because of that function's expertise in both productivity and regulatory compliance. 

The Workforce article gives two real-world examples of these tools in use, and examines six specific tools in somewhat more detail: four that are well-known (Google+, Basecamp, Huddle, Yammer) and two that may be less familiar (Confluence and Bitrix24).

For more:
- see Workforce's article

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Q&A: Collaboration around the virtual water cooler at Comfort Care Services
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