18th Annual Kern County SHRM Conference ~ Social Media in the Workplace

08.21.2014
Program: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: California State University, Long Beach

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.

Learning Objectives:

  •         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

Event Contact

Erika May
shrm@kcshrm.com

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