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Developing a Social Media Policy: Clear Guidelines to Prevent or Reduce Employment-Related Problems

90 Minutes
6 months
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This webinar will discuss in detail how social media has changed the workplace forever, both in productivity and how information is managed. It will be discussed how most corporate personnel departments are struggling to keep up with the times and what they are doing to stay current.

This webinar will also cover employees common law privacy rights in information about their personal lives, health, finances, sex lives, off-duty activity and personal email and phone accounts. Discussion will include how social media can be instrumental in the collision of an employee’s work life and personal life.  The presenter will guide you on issues to consider when creating a social media policy.

Why you should attend: Social media use in the workplace has become a fact of life for employers and is here to stay. Many companies have even come to embrace social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, blogs and other web-based tools for client development, recruiting, branding and other business needs. Employees' social media use, both inside and outside the workplace, remains a challenge for employers, promising both business opportunities and risks.

Areas Covered In the Session:
  • Overview of changes in social media in the workplace
  • Legislation protecting employee rights
  • National Labor Relations Board influence in social media activity at the workplace
  • How to write a social media policy to include corporate culture and values
  • How to ensure employee rights are protected
  • Current court cases and outcome on workplace social media claims
Who will benefit:
  • HR Directors
  • HR Managers
  • Employee Relations Managers
  • Business Owners

Kathy Coughlin is co-founder and president of Team HR, a consulting firm specializing in providing solutions to organizations’ human resources challenges. Ms. Coughlin has over twenty-five years of human resources management experience and has held positions of VP Human Resources and Director of Human Resources for med size organizations of 400 employees to large organizations of over 3000 employees.

After starting her career in human resources as a Recruiter & Trainer, she progressed to Human Resources Manager, Assistant Human Resources Officer, Director of Human Resources and VP of Human Resources. Except for her initial assignment, all of her positions have been responsible for the broad spectrum of human resource generalist.

Ms. Coughlin provides employee and supervisor training to large and small businesses, the Small Business Development Center, and is a member of the Palm Beach Community College Business & Industry Training Speakers Bureau.

Coughlin earned her M.S in public administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration from State University of New York and has a B.S. in business administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. She currently is a member of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, HR Executive Volunteer Corps for the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM), and advisor to Palm Beach County for Self-Advocacy for people with disabilities.

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