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Policies, Procedures & SafeguardsNovember 27, 2014
Facebook is maturing and introducing Facebook at Work. How will employers respond to this extension of the social media empire? Will it mean increased productivity and revenue? Or simply distract employees from their daily duties?
In many companies Facebook is banned and social media policies are implemented to control personal use, it is seen as a time waster. However Facebook at Work is said to increase productivity through helping people search for and locate information faster, encourage more people to be innovative and to collaborate with many different people. It has a chat function to enable colleagues to chat instead of email and it will let colleagues collaborate on official documents.
Facebook at Work is said to be launching as soon as January 2015. Developers have been working on the expansion of Facebook at Work to compete with the business networking site LinkedIn. However with more than 54% of businesses in Australia having implemented social media policies, this means that many companies will not be taking to it very lightly.
With the introduction of the upgrade it will mean that employers will have to decide whether to block Facebook at Work or leverage a way to ensure that it is only used for business purposes. Social media policies are a great way to ensure that you can control and limit the unnecessary uses of social media within your business.
If you would like to discuss current social media policies or implement them into your workplace today call Employsure on 1300 651 415. We can help you to leverage the correct way to implement social media advancements and changes or to maintain a more traditional arrangement which will hinder the distractions the world wide web has to offer.
*Information sourced via The Daily Mail Australia and Smart Company Website.