These days, nearly everyone is using social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc., in one way or another. Social media can be fun and useful but it can also lead to problems in the workplace. For example, workers can use social media to harass co-workers, criticize their employers and supervisors or disclose confidential information. Such use can hurt an employer’s reputation and possibly expose it to liability. So it’s important for your company to have a social media policy.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this Model Social Media Policy, which first appeared on HRInsider.ca and is based on one used by Best Buy, for use in your company and its operations. You should give it to all workers, explain to them what it means and have them sign off on the policy, acknowledging receipt of it.