18th Annual Kern County SHRM Conference ~ Social Media in the Workplace
Social media technology can be a blessing and a curse for HR professionals. Proper use of social media as a recruiting tool may locate the idea candidate for an important position. However, hours spent on social media websites by employees while on the clock can result in a huge loss of productivity. Evaluating messages posted on social media sites by employees after work hours can require a deep dive into a morass of conflicting and evolving laws. This session will explore the circumstances under which you can discipline employees for social media postings, considerations in creating a lawful social media policy, and the use of social media in hiring and surveillance.
- Risks and benefits of using social media as a recruiting tool
- Risks and benefits of using social media for background checks
- Challenges of controlling use of social media in the workplace
- Risks of discipline for negative messaging posted on social media sites during or outside of work hours