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Should You Welcome Social Media in Your Workplace?

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012 | Category: Employee Handbooks, Employee Relations, Events, Human Resources, Our Blog

Post this. Tweet that. Check in. Tag. Re-post. Share. Like. Plus. Blah, blah, blah…

It seems like everyone is talking in social media code these days. And that social media’s reach is everywhere. Should you embrace it, restrict it or block it in your workplace?

We read with great interest “HR Expert Outlines The Top Five Threats Facing Businesses Today” over at Noozhawk, which said that 45 percent of adults are now using social media. (Personally, we think that number is probably higher here in the United States.) The article included the suggestion that managers allow employees to embrace social media and let them use it, so long as company expectations are clear. The focus should be on increasing their engagement in their jobs whenever they are using social media on company time, or in a professional capacity.

So how do you balance the pros and the cons of this medium of expression and information sharing within your company? Drawing up the right social media policy for your business—and making sure it gets followed—is not a task to be taken lightly.

COME LEARN MORE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA & HUMAN RESOURCES!

Learn about potential HR and legal issues on March 6, 2012, at the Arbor Academy of Risk Management’s next exiting social media event being held at the Lehigh Country Club in Allentown. This will be an interactive panel discussion with hireVision president Tina Hamilton and Attorney Deirdre Kamber Todd of Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba. Bill Hacker, President and CEO of Arbor Insurance Group will moderate the program. To register, please visit the Arbor Insurance Group website events page by February 28th, or contact:

Catherine DeBoeser
Phone: 610-437-3340 x 228
E-mail: cdeboeser@nullarborig.com
Our discussion will include:

  • Your company’s social media policy
  • Current social media rules and regulations
  • How to mitigate your company’s legal exposure
  • Potential human resource issues

Please bring your questions for discussion. Hope to see you there!

For more event information, click here.
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