You’ve probably heard stories about employees innocently posting inflammatory remarks, offensive jokes, or business sensitive updates on social media sites.
And you’ve probably already figured out that, the more employees you have, the more likely you are to have someone post something publicly that could put your company at legal or financial risk.
Worse, you can’t just blame it all on “the kids” because a lot of unfortunate posts come from people you’d think would know better (and because, saying “the kids” just makes you seem old).
Possibly the Longest. List. Ever.
As a refresher, here’s a list of all the things that will endanger your company on a social network—um, actually it might be easier to do a list of things that won’t endanger your company:
1. 1.) Tweeting about how much you love your company
2. 2.) Posting on Facebook how much you love your work
3. 3.) Liking the Company’s photo on Instagram
You get the point. Frankly, regrettable posts happen all the time and — even with the best employee training — there’s almost no way to entirely prevent them. The reason is that people are inherently social and need an outlet for those impulses. That’s why there’s an outlet called Enterprise Social Networking (ESN). (continued…)