The use of technology for personal and business reasons has exploded, and with that explosion comes challenges for employers. Information that was once broadcast by word or written media is now instantly broadcast around the world, to the detriment of some employers and employees.
While you may want to use social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and MySpace, to advertise or market products and services, the use of some social media sites can cause problems in the workplace. These workplace issues include:
- Free speech
- Hiring and discrimination
- Compliance with marketing guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission