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I’ve gone on the record of saying that social media policies are generally unnecessary. More than anything, employees need education instead of policy in dealing with emerging technologies.
Given the comments and general response I get when this is suggested though, it seems that this is a fairly unpopular idea. HR pros think they need the policy, in-house lawyers demand them and despite evidence they obfuscate other important issues, businesses feel they are still necessary. Even if other rules already cover their action or if what they really need is education, not policy.
Fine. I get it. Read more…