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Should Businesses Allow Access to Social Media At Work?

In a world where social media is our connection to our friends, family, acquaintances and business contacts, as employers, should we restrict the use of social media at work? Read on to find out more, and/or vote on our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/HallofFameMarketing and give us your thoughts.

As employees, do we believe we should have access to social media whilst at work?  Initially, employers only really had to deal with the use of mobile phones in the work place for access to SMS and MMS messaging.  They now have to worry about accessing mobile phones for social media use and general entertainment.

 Whilst it is easy to develop and monitor mobile phone use at work, for staff that have access to a computer at work, it is a more difficult equation. It’s tempting for management to restrict and prohibit employees from accessing social networking sites.  They don’t want valuable time wasted. Many of my clients are grappling with developing and monitoring a social media policy for their staff.  Some key questions are:

 Where a computer is part of the daily work life of an employee, I believe it is worth developing and implementing a policy.  Social media isn’t something you can ignore, and if you don’t have a policy (other than restricting it all together), you do not have grounds for disciplinary action if required.


Here are some basic recommendations when grappling with this issue:



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