At HR180 we encourage our HR Managers and Assistants to use social media and share their opinions. We trust them to keep within our Social Media guidelines. Here’s our HR Manager Becky Mee’s thoughts on why she loves a certain blogger, plus some of the issues posting on social media can bring to your business – and in true HR180 style, how you can introduce guidance through an Employee Social Media Policy.
by Becky Mee
I follow a blog on Facebook which brings a lot of joy to my day. It follows the life of a northern working mum through her daily trials and tribulations, her love of running and need to self-medicate with sales shopping and alcohol. For various reasons, I won’t name the blog but reading it last week made me pause and being the sad person that I am, wonder what her manager makes of her blog and antics?
Whilst I’m sure they are thoroughly supportive and chuckle at the ‘Names have been changed’ approach, it did then make my gin dulled brain ponder…
Personal blogs under assumed names are becoming increasingly popular on social media as people experiment with their ‘brand me’. Blogging has come a long way from the original concept of a diary-like post on a web page, but as with all social media there is a fine line between work and social life as our online presence continues to blur the boundaries.
So, if you or one of your team have a similar blog or are thinking of setting one up, what would you need to consider?
Still thinking of starting that blog? Hope I haven’t put you off! Well, I’m now off for a coffee and the next instalment of mischief!
If you need advice on making sure there isn’t a conflict or risk to your business with alternative ventures your employees may be getting up to outside of work, give us a call today!
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