5 ways to get sacked using social media
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Post on 01-Sep-2014
- 5 ways to get sacked
Using social media at work
- Social media - we all use it
Examples How NOT to use it
How to USE it
- Important lessons to keep your job
Everything you do is permanent
Privacy settings, try googling yourself?
Just because your boss, coworker, spouse or neighbour doesnt know about Twitter, doesnt read blogs and refuses to join FaceBook doesnt mean your comments on the web wont get back to him/her.
- Remember your privacy settings
Lesson 1:Dontfriend your manager on facebook then complain about your job
- In fact all your information is public
- Most companies monitor SM
- A cautionary Twitter tale
- Most companies monitor social media, so treat anything you say or post,
like a public forum
- Everything is permanent
And thanks to Google Cache, the deleted content of "theconnors" homepage resurfaced on CiscoFatty.com, a Web site erected to commemorate this cautionary tale.
Even if you delete it, it is retrievable, so think twice before pressing publish
- Reasonable use at work
- Keep confidential information
"Moved into green zone by helicopter Iraqi flag now over palace. Headed to new US embassy Appears calmer less chaotic than previous here.
- Supposed to be a top secret congressional delegation
Even media outlets that knew of the trip kept a lide on the news
- Risk bringing yourself & co into disrepute
In June 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd asked that office and household staff remove their Facebook profiles after one executive assistant posted party pictures from the PMs 17-day trip to the US.
Most companies monitor SM
Recent studies confirm that over half of employers check their job candidates social media profiles and activities before making a hiring decision
Badmouth employer or staff
Lie about qualifications/education
Photos of you in compromising situations
- Recap: Privacy
100% everything you post on the internet is public
Even if you delete it
It can still show up
- Use SM at work = use common sense
Whats considered reasonable at work?
Social Media Policy & Guidelines
Reasonable use is considered how youd use the telephone at work
Keep confidential information confidential
Use a disclaimer separate yourself from work
- Keep your job
& keep your social media profiles active!
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