Social Media Templates, Sample Policies Help You Create Rules for Your Business

John Storts
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Five Best Practices on Social Media Use

Pointers on setting acceptable use policies for your employees' social media habit while they are at work.

Social media policies, put plainly, keep people from embarrassing themselves and jeopardizing their livelihoods, from professional hockey players to presidential speech writers.


In the business world, they protect proprietary information while providing increased opportunity to interact with customers, clients and other associates. Clear, detailed "rules for engagement" also allow employees to enjoy freedom of expression.


But, even though most organizations recognize the professional and personal potential of these wildly popular networking tools, many struggle with implementing policies that ensure meaningful communication and prevent problems. Some companies don't know where to begin when it comes to creating rules, while others put incomplete guidelines in place that leave the business and workers at risk.


Our Knowledge Network contributors have uploaded templates and sample policies that can provide a starting point or strengthen existing policies. Check out these resources to make sure your company covers all the social media bases:

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