Employee use of social media (e.g., LinkedIn) is governed by the company’s social media policy, outlined in the Employee Social Media Policy & Acknowledgement Template. Offensive and or disruptive messages containing sexual, racial, or degrading commentary should not be tolerated and may be subject to disciplinary action. The use of company communications equipment for personal calls, faxes, emails, or other electronic communication is discouraged. Employees should endeavor to be good ambassadors for the company and should not take part in any social media activity that could be construed as illegal, unethical, or harmful to the company or others.
EMH510-4 SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT covers disclosure, security, user guidelines, and more. It states that the company wants its employees to be able to use social media personally and professionally. In either case, employees must use social media responsibly. They must understand that their use of social media, both on and off site and whether using the company’s communication infrastructure or another means (e.g., public network, private network), carries with it serious responsibilities and potential ramifications.