How Do We Regulate Social Media in the Workplace?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 9 April 2024
Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI
Issues covered: Social Media, Discipline, Policies and Procedures

Social media networks have essentially revolutionised the way many businesses operate, both internally and externally. As a result, the transition from hosting workplace conversations in person to hosting them in an online environment may cause a blurring of the divisions between work and home. For employees using more casual platforms to talk to their colleagues such as Slack or Teams, particularly when working from home, it can become more difficult for employers to regulate both personal and professional information that is being shared at work.

While there are many benefits to employers of the use of social media in business, it is a double-edged sword as there can also be grave

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Chris Fullerton
Arthur Cox NI

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