While reporting on the lack of social media policies in many businesses and the problems this can cause, Cheryl Hall of Dallasnews.com put a fine point on the matter in her headline:
Don't have social media guidelines for [your]company? Then get some
I can't think of a better way to put this than the imperative, given the risks involved.
Whether your employees are using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other emerging social tools for work purposes or for personal business while at work, it's very important for you to make clear exactly what is acceptable and what isn't in any context. Detailed, easily accessible rules protect both employee and employer from costly mistakes, whether those errors of judgement cause terminations or loss of business.
The IT Business Edge Knowledge Network provides dozens of policy templates and sample policies to get you started on creating guidelines for your company or strengthen those you already have in place.
More from IT Business Edge