Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SHRM says employers should have Twitter policies


HR Magazine (from Society for Human Resources Management) has a brief article on page 30 of its June 2009 issue “In a Dither over Twitter? Get a Policy”. It’s not available online to non members, but, yes, you can find it in the public library -- like this was the "good ole' days".

The basic idea is the same as most blogging policies. You can’t give away confidential information, or use the company brand without permission. That’s pretty much common sense. But people could do the same thing from home.

Companies do need policies on whether they want their associates or agents to be “followed” in connection with their work.

But other than that, it seems like this is getting closer to the “online reputation management” problem we have seen before.

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