Internet Postings Policy
In their “Internet Postings Policy” document, Cisco Systems clearly lays out the
corporate stance on social media:
“With the rise of new media and next-generation communications tools, the way in
which Cisco employees can communicate internally and externally continues to
evolve. While this creates new opportunities for communication and collaboration,
it also creates new responsibilities for Cisco employees.This Internet Postings Policy applies to employees who use the following:
- Multi-media and social networking websites such as MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo!
Groups and YouTube
- Blogs (Both Cisco Blogs and Blogs external to Cisco)
- Wikis such as Wikipedia and any other site where text can be posted
All of these activities are referred to as “Internet postings” in this
Having social media guidelines in place for your business makes such good business
sense. Whether the company has an online presence or not (and chances are, it does),
your employees probably do. Guidelines minimize the risk to the organization, employers
and employees by making rules for use clear and readily available.
Use these guidelines from Cisco Systems, Inc., to create your own social media
policy to fit your business needs.
The attached Zip file includes:
- Intro Page.doc
- Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
- Internet Postings Policy.doc
- Internet Postings Policy.pdf