Social Media, Data Protection, and Privacy

This post discusses the importance of a social media policy for your company and highlights key considerations when developing such a policy.

Colorado law prohibits employers from asking for their employees’ social media passwords. Learn more about the law’s requirements in this post.

Don’t forget to protect your business’s data and information when employees leave the company. This post highlights a helpful white paper on the topic of protecting corporate data.

We have more screening and assessment issues we want to discuss, but first, a few last comments on social media. What should the mission do to protect its social media presence on its own sites and on personal sites? Good policies and good training are key. 

Ok, so the organization can look but not discriminate. I will take your word for it, but it sounds murky…like so much else, I guess. Here is a different take on this whole thing. 

Sometimes it’s surprising how many ways there are for an employer to get in trouble. You raised questions about outside screening, and about timing with the interview. It may seem unjust that you can get in trouble for looking at someone’s public profiles, but ... 

It is interesting to find out that there is a way to get in trouble even by checking someone’s public spaces. Two issues come to mind from your previous post. 

What part should social media play in hiring someone? Done cautiously, social media screening can be helpful. For the check of public presence, you must balance two risks. 

MemberCare is a dynamic, changing, connection between the organization and their people. Resource people in this domain delight in talking, surfacing needs, and meeting them, or arranging for them to be met. 

We’re defining “social media” fairly broadly. By “social media,” we include the best-known sites, like Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter, and any blogs the organization may have. But when organizations post photos and updates on their websites, with opportunity to comment, that can be social media too. The four areas...