Social media has become a staple of our lives. And for a lot of us - including our business - it's ingrained in our daily routine.But as an employee of [company name], your social media use can have positive or negative effects on who we are and what we do. So, here, we'll focus on social media from 2 perspectives:
Your personal use of social media at work
Your representation of our company on social media
This policy applies to all employees (including full-time, part-time, freelancers, contractors) with personal social media accounts or a hand in our company’s social media strategy.
What is social media?
Like the rest of the internet, we define social media as online communities where users can view and share content with other users. This includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit, and more.
Our social media policy
We [allow] all employees to use social media. But we have a few expectations for how your personal and our business accounts should be used.
Using personal social media
As we mentioned, social media is a big part of life for many people. So, we get it if you want to check your Twitter feed or post a cool success on your LinkedIn account - or even a picture of your team at yesterday's happy hour. We're okay with that… to a point.So, here’s the expectation: your primary focus should be on your daily work tasks and projects. Meaning, be aware of your time and how it is spent.We expect you to use social media responsibly and only spend a few minutes of your workday on it. AKA type fast!Please be judicious about what you post so you can represent us well - even when you're not at work. Because you are employed by us, everything you post online (even to your personal accounts) can easily be associated with our company.
Using the company’s social media
If your job functions require you to use social media, your manager will share the specific guidelines you will need to know for your role. *Like!*But as a company, we expect that you will always:
Be careful and thoughtful about what you post on social media
Avoid posting anything that could be perceived as derogatory, offensive, or as harassment
Avoid posting confidential company information and intellectual property
Correct wrong, misleading or confusing information as quickly as possible
Misusing social media
The following may trigger disciplinary action:
Ignoring your job responsibilities to be on social media during work hours
Sharing protected information on personal or company accounts
Making offensive comments or content on any platform - even from a personal account
If you are found doing any of these things, we will apply our [disciplinary action process] to resolve the issue.
Questions? Comments? Concerns?
Have a question about this policy? Reach out to [HR contact].