FREE DOWNLOADS

How to Manage Social Media in the Workplace

blog-publish-date

08 August 2018

The use of social media is ascending at an alarming pace. From sporadic updates on the move to extensive hours spent scrolling, social media consumes a significant amount of our time.

This white paper is created for employers, and comprises how to handle situations surrounding social media from recruitment to retirement, including insightful research, case studies, and best advice. Social media has already posed an issue for thousands of employers, with incidents involving defamation, cyber bullying, freedom of speech, and invasion of privacy occurring on a regular basis.

The eclipse of social media is showing no signs of halting anytime soon, with 82% (41.8 million) of adults using the internet in 2016. This, compared with only 35% (16.2 million) in 2006, illustrates the staggering growth of the platform. It was also found that, in 2016, 70% of adults accessed the internet ‘on the go’ using a mobile phone or smartphone, up from 66% in 2015 and nearly double the 2011 estimate of 36%. Social media has played a big part in moulding HR over the last few years, with new policies, procedures and risks to consider and put proactive measures in place for.

Over the past decade especially, the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms have also distorted the boundaries between home and work. Often, incidents relating to social media are clouded with ambiguity, as very fine lines separate free speech and public statements which could be detrimental for a business.

Our comments and research within this report are intended as a guide for employers, though it is essential for any employment law or HR incident to be treated on a case by case basis. For further advice or guidance on your matter, please contact 0800 032 4088.

Download

Free to Download Employer Resources

  • H&S Risks of Sleep in Shifts

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    H&S Risks of Sleep in Shifts

    Read more
  • Sample Payslip for Workers

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    Sample Payslip for Workers

    Read more
  • How To Guide: Helping Employees with the EU Settlement Scheme

    FREE DOWNLOAD

    How To Guide: Helping Employees with ...

    Read more
  • What is Occupational Sick Pay?

    BLOG

    What is Occupational Sick Pay?

    When your employees are off sick, they may be able to get some form of sick pay....

    Read more
  • The Role of HR Compliance

    BLOG

    The Role of HR Compliance

    At Croner, we use the term ‘HR compliance’ quite a lot. This is due to the fact ...

    Read more
  • Tackling Stress in the Workplace

    BLOG

    Tackling Stress in the Workplace

    Stress can affect anyone at any point in their life. Bupa study shows 44% of Bri...

    Read more
  • BIF Services Ltd

    CASE STUDY

    BIF Services Ltd

    “Whilst small specialist businesses like ours will always endeavour to act safel

    Read more
  • Cytoplan Ltd

    CASE STUDY

    Cytoplan Ltd

    "We now feel watertight in terms of HR and also health & safety - previously we

    Read more
  • Solicitors Benevolent Association

    CASE STUDY

    Solicitors Benevolent Association

    “The reason for using Croner was the high-profile track record and the credibili

    Read more

Ready to focus on what you do best?

Get your free consultation and speak to an expert today.