About this course
Social media has rapidly become part of everyday life at home and in the workplace and is now a primary form of communication. Amongst the many benefits of using social media, it provides businesses the opportunity to promote their services and communicate with customers. However, the use of social media can have its downsides and equally provides employees with the opportunity to stumble into a great deal of hot water by sharing and commenting on inappropriate posts and links.
We have created this course to help employees understand how the misuse of social media can impact them and their employers, sharing practical examples and useful tips on how to use social media responsibly.
What is social media?
Social media facilitates the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and information through the building of virtual networks and communities. It has significantly changed the way we communicate at home and work. Whether it’s chatting with friends on Facebook, following stories on Instagram, or networking on LinkedIn, there can be no denying it has a significant impact on all aspects of our lives
Why is social media training important?
With the continual advent of new forms of social media, employers need to stay on top of their game to try to prevent misuse of social media by employees. As social media apps continue to be launched, it’s worth rolling out refresher training to ensure your workforce is up to speed with the risks and best practice guidelines.
It’s also important to ensure your company has a robust social media policy in place that sets clear guidelines about employees’ use of social media both inside and outside the workplace. It’s worth revisiting and reviewing social media policies regularly, to ensure they remain current and up to date.
Who needs social media training?
Advice from top employment lawyers is that it is good practice to provide all staff with social media training on or shortly after starting employment with regular refresher updates throughout their employment.
How long does this social media training take?
This online training course will take no longer than 40 minutes to complete including an assessment. Each member of staff will receive their own personalised certificate upon successful completion.
Topics covered within the course include:
The impact of social media
The legal issues associated with social media
The benefits and risks of social media
How to use social media responsibly