Join us on November 15, 2018 for a breakfast session discussing how social media affects us in the workplace. Guest speaker Stuart Ducoffe is sure to discuss some key issues affecting social media and employment.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Brampton
Date: November 15, 2018
Timing: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
To register, CLICK HERE.
For quite some time now, social media has been explosive in organizations both positively and negatively. The positive impact of social media has been recognized as providing employees the ability to more easily communicate with co-workers in various divisions or locations, promote the organization externally for purposes of attracting job applicants, increasing organizational awareness in the marketplace, and enhancing marketing efforts.
The potential negative effects of social media on a workplace are significant. It comes along with human rights implications at the beginning of the employment relationship regarding recruitment and selection, as well as the imposition of discipline related to employee abuse of social media. This includes loss of productivity, as well as legal concerns related to privacy, defamation, bullying and harassment, and criminal offences
It is important that an organization seek to limit the potential negative impact of social media access and use. Organizations should be active in establishing appropriate guidelines and policies in connection with the use of social media.
1. Assess the pros and cons of social media and its impact on the workplace;
2. Discuss the off-duty conduct of employees utilizing social media and the impact it has on the organization;
3. Understand the importance of developing and implementing a social media policy in the workplace.