Managing Employee’s Social Media Use Ethically

Managing Employee’s Social Media Use Ethically

Companies should make their social media policies clear to employees, but these have to be lawful and fair. Individuals are allowed to express their personal opinion on their personal sites. If they make an unfavourable comment about how they’re treated at their jobs, this reflects badly on the company. A knee-jerk reaction may be to fire the employee. But is this the best course of action?

If an employee goes to social media to express unhappiness in their work, there may be a broader organisational problem than just one disgruntled employee updating their Facebook status. This could be an opportunity for reflection and growth, rather than punishment.

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