Do you worry about your employees’ use of social media?

By rotide
Created 03/09/2023 - 12:19
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TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and now Threads… social media provides employees with a million and one ways to bring a company into disrepute: from posing in uniform and bad-mouthing customers on a personal channel to making an ill-judged comment on their official page. With 98% of workers saying that they have social media for personal use, it is intrinsic to a business that they have rules in place to prevent any mishaps from happening.

Down under, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of New South Wales even had to warn its members about creating (presumably adult) content on OnlyFans. The situation came to light after Australia’s Health Care Complaints Commission revealed it had received complaints about health practitioners’ use of OnlyFans. The Nursing and Midwifery Council responded by cautioning its members, stating they risk bringing the profession into disrepute.

The dangers are not limited to such reputational damage. Bullying, a lack of productivity, privacy and cybersecurity issues, or more niche problems like accidental insider trading within financial services are all potential threats. HR Dept [1]

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