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How Can Social Media Get You Fired?

HOW CAN SOCIAL MEDIA GET YOU FIRED? in MISUSE IN THE WORKPLACE 43% E)42% 8% In 2011, 42 percent of corporations admitted they had to take disciplinary action against employees regarding misuse of social networks, up from 24 percent in 2009. The number of social media- related firings is on the rise. In 2009, 8 percent of companies reported having actually dismissed someone for their behavior on sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. That's double the amount from the Nearly half (43 percent) of businesses around the world say that misuse of social networks is an issue they have had to deal with. previous year. Policies away from work 20% (in 35% While 35 percent say their firms deny all workers access to Facebook and Twitter, only 20 percent ban access to LinkedIn. 31% in As of 2011, 31 percent of organizations have adopted policies specifically addressing the use of social media sites outside of work, up from 10 percent in 2009. Policies at work Companies reporting that "anyone" may access these social media sites: 65% Companies that 35% allow no access to these social sites in 47% in 32% 31% A NEW ERA OF BACKGROUND CHECKS More and more employers are taking steps to review Facebook and other media profiles of job candidates. of employers indicate that they are less likely to hire 85% candidates whose social networking profile or tweets evidence unprofessional behavior. DISQUALIFIED In May, the FTC gave permission for Social Intelligence to run background checks on prospective employees' internet and social media history. Although data is not stored, Social Intelligence has the ability to look at up to seven years of an employee's social media history. 8 WAYS TO GET FIRED BECAUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA 1. Post off-color remarks 2. Post confidential details 3. Bad-mouth your clients 4. Disrespect your employer 5. Post inappropriate photos 6. Create animated videos of your coworkers 7. Talk trash about your boss 8. Play hooky and post about it SOURCES: BITS.BLOGS.NYTIMES.COM, PRNEWSWIRE.COM, HCCA-INFO.ORG, CORPORATECOMPLIANCE.ORG, PROSKAUER.COM, QUARLES.COM, PROOFPOINT.COM, CAREERBUILDER.COM tribehr

How Can Social Media Get You Fired?

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Misuse of Social Media in the Workplace


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