I recently did another presentation with Dave Wilson on social media and the workplace (this time we did a webinar so we didn’t really have to look pretty for anyone). 

Does your company have a social media policy? This really cuts down on gray areas and long conversations about appropriate social media use. Ideally, have this policy as a signed agreement for all employees, so they can’t claim they never saw it.  

Many companies still block social media sites so that employees are unable to access them in the workplace. Personally, I find this to be pointless since anyone who wants to will access these sites on their phones. It’s a better use of energy to create a policy so that employees can freely use social media sites, and understand appropriate use. If they end up making the mistake of doing something that goes against the social media agreement, then you can more easily take action because you have a policy in place.