SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS
Social Media Concerns
The use of social media is widely adopted but the implications of its use are unforeseen. The number one question and concern is “what policies and procedures should I as an employer have in place to protect my company?”
The use of social networking exposes the employer to potential risk because they may reveal information about applicants that should not be considered in the hiring decision. If you feel you must use these tools, do it consistently and have a neutral party who is not involved in the hiring decision filter out any protected class information that is inappropriate for hiring managers to consider. While some networking tools like LinkedIn are set-up specifically for business networking, they carry the same risk.
Have a firm policy for accessing social sites while at work. If you encourage the use of it for business development purposes, a ban on accessing such sites during the workday would be impossible. So, you must use careful evaluation when setting policies or placing filters on company desktops and mobile devices.