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For busineses

Why should you consider having a social media policy? If you’re a business owner, it’s all about safeguarding your business, assets, intellectual property, and financial well-being. Plus, it’s a shield against potential PR disasters that could dent your reputation and budget.

Don’t have one yet? No worries! We’ve got a ready-made template that you can easily integrate with your HR department. We’re also here to simplify the complex world of social media and IT policies, explaining everything in plain language to your employees and fellow business owners reducing the risk of unintended mishaps.

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Protect your business, assets, intellectual property and bottom line and avoid a major PR crisis that can be costly and damaging to your reputation.

Mitigate Risks and Time Wasting 

While email, internet, and social media are essential tools for work and personal life, their usage in the workplace can pose risks. These risks range from time-wasting due to excessive social media use to potential cyber security breaches that can harm the business. 

It’s vital to emphasise that when employees use company IT resources, there is no differentiation between personal and business use. Unacceptable behaviour is always inappropriate, regardless of the context. 


Common Mistakes

Check Your Employee Agreements 

Before implementing a policy, ensure it aligns with the terms and conditions stated in your employment agreements to maintain consistency and avoid potential conflicts. Please consult your HR department or consultant for any questions or clarifications regarding this policy.

According to website, these are the common mistakes employers make. 

  • Not setting out what you consider reasonable personal use — employees need to know what you expect. 

  • Not making sure people give their permission before photos or videos of them are published on social media. 

  • Not telling staff that the business can look at what they do online, e.g., posting on social media accounts or commenting on news sites — make this clear, and they’re far less likely to do something against policy. 

  • Not making clear that inappropriate behaviour can lead to disciplinary action — employees must understand the consequences. 

  • Not implementing standard permission forms for individuals to sign, giving their consent for photos or videos of them to be taken and published on social media.

Policy Implementation Guidelines 

  • Not emphasising that understanding the rules, including the company’s ability to monitor social media posts, reduces the likelihood of policy violations. 

  • Not communicating the guidelines for reasonable personal use to employees leads to potential misunderstandings. 

  • Not informing employees that the company can look at what they do online, e.g., posting on personal social media accounts or commenting on news sites, discouraging policy violations. 

  • Not ensuring employees understand the consequences of inappropriate behaviour, making it clear that it may lead to disciplinary action. 

  • Not monitoring your business email and social media for unacceptable use.

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