Social media has become so commonplace that many employees engage in its use at work on a daily basis. Unfortunately, many employees demonstrate poor judgment while using social media by assuming that their posts are private and sharing confidential information they would not share in other formats.
Company use of social media in the workplace is also increasing. Human resource and other company professionals are using social media sites to screen potential employees, monitor current employees and obtain information about competitors or customers. This practice can create liability for a company absent a policy or set of guidelines for such professionals to reference, allowing them to make sure their behavior does not violate applicable law or expose the company to legal action.…Continue reading