Northern Lights PR offers free guidance on employee use of social media

29 November 2011 By Northern Lights

Northern Lights PR offers free guidance on employee use of social media image

Northern Lights PR has produced a free guide on how to create an employee social media policy in response to increasing concern amongst employers.

It addresses issues such as whether people recruiting should look at Facebook accounts and take drunken photos into account.  It has tips on where to draw the line between work and personal lives and defining what people should put on LinkedIn profiles – and if it is OK to tick a box accepting job approaches.

The Harrogate-based consultancy is also holding a free breakfast event in partnership with Walker Morris solicitors on how to handle a crisis in your organisation. The event, taking place on 7 December, 8-10am at Northern Ballet in Leeds, will cover how to manage risks of employees on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, including what the legal issues are.

Victoria Tomlinson says: “With growing use of social media, crises are much more difficult to manage. If an employee slates your best customer on Facebook, the media and outside world can pick these up literally within minutes of them happening. Employee policies and crisis management plans need to take this into account and be specific about the protocol for use of social media.”

The free guide on ‘top tips for creating an employee social media policy’ can be downloaded <>

Click here to book your free place for the breakfast event on 7 December – places are limited and will be on a first come, first served.

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