In October 2010 the courts ruled that the firing of two B.C. Workers because of their Facebook postings about work and their bosses was okay given the circumstances.
The realm of personal and corporate Social Media is a relatively new one. It provides new beneficial ways of communicating and sharing of information and knowledge between organizations and their employees, between individual employees and, between employees, potential employees, customers, etc. It also creates fears related to what is and is not acceptable and how it affects productivity, corporate images, relationships, and organizational control.
The amount of material on Social Media use and abuse is overwhelming. Many organizations have chosen to prevent the use of social media in the workplace. Others have incorporated blogs, social media based recruiting, corporate pages on LinkedIn and/or Facebook, and tweeting into their routine corporate communication strategies.
The temptation may exist; especially for smaller businesses with limited resources to spend on learning about and using this communication forum; to ignore the whole thing. The puck has dropped in the social media game and taking control of it is an essential 21st century human resource and business management skill. Looking for some resources: www.taleo.com; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org (WSI Internet Marketing).
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