Posts Tagged: hr

Social Media Policy – Part 8 – Confidential Information, Terms of Service, and Legal Issues

Although it may be a matter of common sense that employees should follow terms of service and the law and also not to disclose confidential information, most social media policies include clauses stating that employees are responsible for their actions with regard to confidential information, terms of service, and obeying the law. What else shouldRead… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Part 7 – Commenting and Posting on Topics Related to Work

In addition to personal use of social media tools generally, employees may participate in and comment on discussions, news stories, blog posts, etc. that deal with topics related to the organization. The organization should consider how such interaction using social media tools might impact the organization. In addressing this issue, the organization should consider whetherRead… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Part 6 – Privacy

Most, if not all, social media websites provide options for what information a user makes available to the public. Facebook, for example, offers options for who can view status updates, removing a user’s name from search results, and limiting who can view pictures. According to a recent article published in the Vanderbilt Journal of EntertainmentRead… Read more »

Social Media Requirements to Land Your Next Job. Are You a Willing Participant?

You certainly can’t escape Twitter or Facebook these days — they always seem to be in the news, but have you seen them mentioned in job postings? Evidently this was the case in September if you were applying for Best Buy’s Senior Manager in emerging media marketing. Listed as one of the job’s “preferred requirements”Read… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Part 5 – Disclaimers

In part 4, we discussed identification of the employer by employees. Related is the use of disclaimers. The use of disclaimers is a frequently suggested guideline. If chosen employers should request that employees post disclaimers on their personal websites stating that the views expressed on those websites are those of the employees and not thoseRead… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Part 4 – Identifying Employer Affiliations

As noted in Part 3 of this series, the vast majority of social media websites allow users to identify who they work for as well as other information about their employment. If employees complete this information, they are to some degree acting as representatives of the organization and all of their posts may reflect onRead… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Part 3 – Work-related vs Personal Use

The line between personal and work-related use of social media tools is often not easily distinguished. However, creating some distinction is advisable because it helps employees understand what communications and actions will impact their employment. For instance, Facebook is often considered a personal social network unrelated to business. However, one piece of information a FacebookRead… Read more »

Social Media Policy – Part 2 – Defining “Social Media”

Defining what “social media” means is another factor cited as important to a social media policy. This definition provides a framework for understanding what the organization is discussing. For instance, Facebook is commonly known to be a social networking platform. Twitter is often called a micro-blogging platform, but some believe it to be a socialRead… Read more »

Civil Service 2.0: You Won’t Need a Resume?

From – In the social media world, one of the big new pitches is that in the wonderful new reputation economy, you won’t need a resume. Potential business partners will find you on Google or a networking site, read your great bio, do a little independent noodling around into your background and decide toRead… Read more »

Training Employees – Hours Consumed by Employees

Last week I saw some statistics on Training. Unfortunately, these statistics summarized changes that have been taking place in the private sector. No mention of Government! … although, the statistics were intriguing nonetheless (check out the attachment). Working in state government and dealing with budget problems which many states seem to be facing, I wasRead… Read more »