The Use of Social Networking in the Workplace

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 30 March 2012
Antoinette Vahey
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“It has recently come to my attention that one of my employees is accessing Facebook during work time and is making disparaging comments about her manager. Can I discipline her or even dismiss her? How can I prevent this happening with other employees? How do I handle it?”

Antoinette Vahey writes:

The use of social media and its impact in the workplace has become a hot topic in recent years. In a recent study carried out by Peninsula, 67% of employees admitted to checking their social networking sites during working hours. 73% of Irish employees have admitted to bad mouthing their employers on social networking sites.

This poses a huge dilemma for employers from the point of view of employee

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