This is a guest post from Megan Smith, SPHR. Megan is a founding partner and principal of SmithBarnas & Associates Human Resource Consultants.
Problems may arise when employees communicate about their workplace through social media. Here are some things to consider:
According to recent statistics released by Facebook, there are more than 500 million active users on their social media website. Of those 500 million users, approximately 250 million log on to Facebook at least once on any given day. With users spending over 700 billion minutes on Facebook per month, users are given a platform to communicate and access potentially confidential information. Traditionally, Employers have monitored the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information in employee communications; however, with the emergence of social media, the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information can take place with the click of a mouse.
Join Ryan Williams (CTO of Nexxtep) and me for a free webinar: The Employer’s Guide to Social Media, on Wednesday, April 6th.