The challenge of managing employees' social media use

Employees' social media use can undoubtedly be damaging to their employer, especially when workers publicly post embarrassing comments about the company, disparage competitors, unknowingly disclose or even purposefully attempt to steal confidential information, threaten or harass others, or engage in any undesirable conduct that affects the company's image and reputation. In addition, an employer may be liable under various laws for accessing certain information or taking adverse action based on information an employee discloses—as well as for failing to take action based on such information. The following article offers insight into the consequences surrounding employees' social media use.

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