Recently, Proskauer Rose published the results of its
second survey covering social media in the workplace. Social Media in the Workplace Around the World 2.0 [pdf]
questioned 250 multinational businesses on their social media policies and
Employers, here is your New Year's Resolution for
2013-draft a social media policy and train your employees on what it
Social media is still novel. Most of your employees do
not understand how their off-duty online activities can impact their jobs. If you
want to hold your employees accountable for what they say and do online both at
work and outside of work, establish expectations. Put it in writing and explain
to your employees what the policy means. That way, if you have to take
action against an employee for something he or she says online, no one has any
According to a recent study, 88 percent of New Year's
resolutions fail. Strive to be among the minority that succeed in keeping their
resolutions. Your employees will thank you.
Happy New Year!
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