This article aims to highlight the risks employers face when employees use social media.
The article considers each risk in turn, and suggests how it could be reduced.
The major challenge for most employers is the development of a co‐ordinated human‐resource strategy that incorporates documented policies and procedures, an internal training program and robust record‐keeping.
The article guides managers and HR specialists in assessing the exposure of their organizations/clients to the risks identified.
Attention is drawn to the growing problem of the misuse of social media across society as a whole.
The article raises the issue of organizational awareness and preparedness to undertake challenges posed by social media.
Field, J. and Chelliah, J. (2012), "Social‐media misuse a ticking time‐bomb for employers: Robust policies and procedures needed to reduce the risks", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 20 No. 7, pp. 36-38. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670731211270301Download as .RIS
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