Are you Facebook-ready?

As social networking takes a greater hold on the way we communicate, employers need to make sure that their internet policies are keeping up with the times.

If your staff internet policies only cover the use of office systems – for email or website access – you are not protecting your business from employees who could use networking sites or blogs to post content that adversely affects your reputation.

Not surprisingly, as well as monitoring email usage, many employers are also allocating resources to monitoring sites like Facebook for information about staff and what they say about their bosses.  In order for this to be effective, you must ensure that your policies clearly explain any monitoring procedures in place.