Happy Labor Day to our U.S. readers! Here are 5 must-reads on social media in the workplace.
National Labor Relations Board Takes Sledgehammer to Social Media Policies
By Allen Smith In a report whose guidance is likely to be challenged in the courts, the National Labor Relations Board cautioned that it believes that numerous common clauses in social media policies violate the National Labor Relations Act. While Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon’s report outlined six cases where it found clauses in employers’ social media policies to violate Section 7 of the NLRA, it provided in full one social media policy that was deemed lawful in its entirety.
Social media in the workplace: Seven mistakes companies make
By Mark Stein Whether from their own devices or company computers, most employees use social media at work — with or without permission. This could mean trouble and be very expensive for a company that does not take the right steps.
Social-media tools can boost productivity
By Byron Acohido This is the leading edge of a sizzling tech trend: the emergence of a new category of social-media systems designed expressly to boost workplace productivity. IBM, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com — and a raft of start-ups, such as Doximity — are developing and promoting these new social-media systems for the workplace.
Can Tweeting The Workday Away Save The Economy?
By Christopher Zara Between Reddit, Pinterest and whatever new distraction just popped up this morning, it’s hard to believe employees should be encouraged to use even more social media in the workplace. But according to an extensive new report on the value of social media tools, the potential benefits of workplace tweeting are far too substantial for companies to ignore.
Forget Social Media: Tell Your Boss to Focus on These Workplace Time-Wasters
By Marissa Brassfield Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook are often blamed for drops in office productivity, but according to this TrackVia.com infographic, bosses would be better off focusing on more pressing workplace time-wasters.