Having a social media policy -- and training employees to follow it -- are critical practices for every organization. Even if your company is not using social media, you still need a policy because your employees are using it in their private lives and they need guidelines to protect your interests and your organization’s reputation.
Before creating a social media policy, employers should decide what they want to get out of social media, advises Eric Meyer, a partner in the labor employment law group of Dilworth Paxson LLP.
“This place is a hell hole. If I had a car today I would up and quit.”
This is a real Facebook status update referenced in a discussion on the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) member bulletin board. The question raised: What should be the next step for the manager? Discussion? Termination? Nothing?
It’s a scenario played out in workplaces all over the world, experts say -- people tattling on their Facebook friends.