The issue of social media sites now pose a vital question for employers.
Social media sites can be used as a forum for employees to express views on their employment as well as a medium to demonstrate work (which an employer may not wish to be the case) to a worldwide audience. They may also be used as a tool for employers in monitoring existing employees and assessing potential candidates.
Despite the value a social media site may offer to a business, the negative impact that issues surrounding ownership of an employee’s various “profiles”, their portability and the content on such sites have the potential to far out way these benefits.
Employers are bound to consider these issues to an ever-increasing extent. It is essential that contracts and policies be reviewed to ensure your business is protected, rather than risk a more protracted (and costly) process once a problem is encountered.
For more information on social media policies contact Simpla HR.