Here are 10 helpful tips for preventing employee issues relating to employee use 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 own internet usage policy which could encompass areas such as social media, and employee internet use.
1. Get familiar with Facebook, Linked In or other sites that are
popular with your employees.
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2. Update current company policies.
3. Consider whether your company environment needs a specific social media policy.
4. Prohibit use of the employee’s company e-mail address.
5. Discourage your managers from “friending” their subordinate
6. Immediately get a copy of any post that is the subject of a
7. Only use social media for employment screening in a consistent
8. Warn managers to follow standard policies for recommendations
on Linked In or other professional sites.
9. Be aware of possible protected, concerted activity.
10. Above all, use common sense.
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