A law firm and a PR consultancy have teamed up to offer employers a session on managing the risk of staff being on social media.
The free breakfast event is at Northern Ballet in Leeds on 7 December, from 8 to 10am. It is being offered by Northern Lights PR and Walker Morris solicitors to provide guidance on managing risks and the legal issues of employees on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Northern Lights PR has also produced a free guide on how to create an employee social media policy in response to increasing concern amongst employers.
It addresses issues such as whether people recruiting should look at Facebook accounts and take drunken photos into account. It has tips on where to draw the line between work and personal lives and defining what people should put on LinkedIn profiles – and if it is OK to tick a box accepting job approaches.
Northern Lights chief executive Victoria Tomlinson says:
“With growing use of social media, crises are much more difficult to manage. If an employee slates your best customer on Facebook, the media and outside world can pick these up within minutes of them happening. Employee policies and crisis management plans need to take this into account and be specific about the protocol for use of social media.”