Employees could adopt a new way to socialise with colleagues via the internet thanks to the spiralling popularity of Google+.
The search engine giant has seen the number of global users signing up for the social network reach 20 million since its launch just three weeks ago.
This is according to information supplied by ComScore and the huge amount of early interest has led bosses at the firm to predict that Google+ could be a major rival to Twitter and Facebook.
Both are highly sought after among Gen Y and a number of firms have taken advantage of their ease of use to enable workers to interact with each other more efficiently.
Commenting on the emergence of Google+, ComScore vice-president Andrew Lipsman said: “It would be difficult to think of many sites that reached such a large number in such a short period of time.”
Facebook is clearly leading the way in the social networking market thus far, with more than 750 million active users, of which 250 million access the site through their mobile phones.
Nurses and midwives have been given a set of guidelines to help them steer clear of misconduct cases related to the inappropriate use of social network sites.
Many firms and organisations have noticed the popularity and ease of use of the likes of Facebook and Twitter and have opted to create a professional network for the benefit of the increasing number of Gen Y staff.
However, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has seen a notable rise in the number of people being found to be discussing privileged information over the internet – most of the time unwittingly.
Assistant director of professional and public communications at the NMC Andy Jaeger, told People Management magazine the new advice was being made available to the UK’s 660,000 registered nurses and midwives to stem the flow of misconduct cases.
“This guidance is about responsible use and encouraging employers to investigate issues proportionately and seriously, rather than issue blanket bans,” he told the publication.
Facebook is an increasingly powerful website, as it has more than 750 million active users.