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Social media in the workplace

Social media in the workplace (Last Updated On: December 12, 2013)

The world of social media continues to rapidly grow and although it has become an integral part of many business marketing strategies, it can cause substantial negative effects.

Anthea Karras from Mondaq breaks down the stages of employment from recruitment to post- termination and where employers should be wary. Employers who fail to keep up to date with social media developments may find themselves breaching workplace laws, either directly or through the conduct of their employees.

Social media sites like Facebook and LinkedIn can lead to discrimination complaints and damage a business’s reputation.

Employers should have a social media policy in place as a guideline for staff and as protection for their business.

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