Tips For Preventing Issues With Employees Using Social Media At Work

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Here are 10 helpful tips for preventing employee issues relating to employeeuse of the internet at work to access social media sites from the website of Fisher & Phillips,LLP, Attorneys at Law.

These tips may help you to think about how to begin to craft your owninternet usage policy which could encompass areas such as social media, andemployee internet use.

1. Get familiar with Facebook, Linked In or other sites that arepopular with your employees.

2. Update current company policies.

3. Consider whether your company environment needs a specific socialmedia policy.

4. Prohibit use of the employees company e-mail address.

5. Discourage your managers from friending their subordinateemployees.

6. Immediately get a copy of any post that is the subject of acomplaint.

7. Only use social media for employment screening in a consistentway.

8. Warn managers to follow standard policies for recommendations onLinked In or other professional sites.

9. Be aware of possible protected, concerted activity.

10. Above all, use common sense.