Social Media Policies – Essential Elements

Posted in : The Essential Elements of the Employee Handbook on 29 January 2020
Leeanne Armstrong
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Ten years ago, it was not that common for employers to provide specific guidelines for social media use. However, in today’s increasingly digitised workplaces, a social media policy forms an essential part of the employee handbook.

With social media touching many areas of modern life, both in and out of the workplace, misuse can potentially lead to issues such as bullying, discrimination. victimisation, harassment, reputational damage, and breach of confidential information.  In other words, any issues that can arise in the workplace through conventional means of communication can also arise in relation to social media communications – perhaps to an even greater extent, given the ease

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