Like it or not we are now living in the age of social media and companies are beginning to relax their thinking on social networking and media sites.
Rather than rigid and inflexible policies, there is a growing feeling that a lighter approach can benefit the company by complementing the organisations search engine optimisation strategy and increasing employee engagement.
It would be naive to ignore the damage that could be done by an irresponsible employee and we believe that guidelines defining standards and reserving rights for the company are important if you want to protect your reputation and brand.
Trust and check is important and “manage people as they need to be managed”; the tiny minority of people who are going to misuse social media and do something silly are going to do it anyway.
Used properly social sites can be very useful tools for building company brand, attracting future employees and engaging customers.
At Simple HR we have a social networking guide available to all our clients, if this is something you are interested in please contact email@example.com