Social Media Policy
This Social Media Policy has been written as a standalone policy governing employees’ use of social media at work. It can be used alongside the Communications, Email & Internet Policy also available from Simply-Docs. Alternatively, another version of the Communications, Email & Internet Policy is available which incorporates the terms of this Social Media Policy.
This document has been reviewed and updated for compatibility with the UK GDPR.
Social media can be a tremendous drain on resources in the workplace with employees losing hours to the irresistible draw of one more post, one more share, one more like. Conversely, however, social media can also be a valuable marketing tool and is increasingly becoming a standard part of many businesses’ marketing mix. This policy accommodates both positions and can be used to allow limited personal use of social media at work or to ban it entirely, while also addressing work use of social media, providing detailed rules applicable to employees’ representation of their employers on social networking sites.
Key areas covered by this Social Media Policy include:
• Personal social media use;
• Business social media use;
• Acceptable use of social media;
• Unacceptable and prohibited use of social media;
• Recruitment; and
• Misuse and compliance.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.
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