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Creating a Social Media Policy in your Company

10-26-2011 03:33 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: PrimeView

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The viewers of your company blog or social media page such as Twitter and Facebook, has the right to know what are the current situation of your company, the clients that you are handling and the potential clients that you may have in the future, they also need to know what are your current products and its specifications. As these things being posted on your web site, your potential clients will have the knowledge of the things that you are doing and what are the things that you can do to help them, your website and its content should be reputable and informative, making it your tool to please and convince your clients to get your products and services.

Social media nowadays has conquered the minds of all the people, most especially the young people. Facebook, Twitter is one of those who captures our interests, everyone knows Facebook, even adults are using this tool. Twitter has been one of the most common social media site most especially for celebrities, once the tweet or post something, the whole world is watching and reading. Now, if you have a company, how should you set your social media policy within your employees? And as an employee what should be your part in this goal? What are the guidelines that you should set and how can you implement the same?

Corporate Blogging / Social Media Policy Guidelines

In general, your company views personal websites or weblogs positively and your company respects your right as an employee to express your personal views, and if you are to share the most recent activities in your company, your readers may think that you are speaking on behalf of your company. So this are the things that you should take note:

1. Inform your readers that the views expressed, are yours alone and these does not necessarily mean that it reflects the views of the company, or the employer. This will help you and your readers to identify and be informed that the company is not responsible of whatever you post or say on your blogs.

There are some bloggers who puts a disclaimer in the front or at the end of their blogs saying who are they working for but they are not speaking officially on their employers behalf, this is a good practice to avoid confusion on readers.

2. Avoid disclosing company information that is confidential, all of the companies has their confidential policy and it is also your responsibility as an employee to protect the interest of your company. Do not disclose any information that may harm you, your employer or any third party.

3. Your employer has the right to view your employment documents as as part of your employment contract, whatever documents or any work related stuff you produce on behalf of the company, your employer has the right to and own it as well. If you are not comfortable of this process, you may want to speak to your manager to discuss further and to have a better agreement of the process.

4. Be polite with your blogs, as you are still working under your company’s name. It is necessary that you take in mind that whatever you write and post on your blogs, should be respectful to the company, your colleagues, and to your customers. This is another step for your company to produce more potential clients.

5. You may provide a link to your company website provided that you will speak to your manager and ask their permission for you to use the company’s trademark.

6. Most of all, your company has the right to freeze your accounts or temporarily confine your website if the employers believe that you are using it for your personal stuff or you are mixing the employees and employers stuff. This is to ensure that you are still following, the regulations of other laws.

Setting up these guidelines may or may not help your company, but as you set your standards as an employer, bear in mind that you and your employer should benefit for the same. As an employee, you may want to take in mind the guidelines that’s written here, respect your company policies and its interest.

For more information on how you can set your social media policy inside your company, you may want to visit http://socialmediagovernance.com/policies.php.

For more information on how you can set your social media policy inside your company, you may want to visit http://socialmediagovernance.com/policies.php.

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Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

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