Companies’ Changing Social Media Policy

As the saying goes, "if you can't beat them, join them!".

In old company policies, social media is considered as a distruction in the wokplace and will reduce productivity. Despite strict implementation of this policy, not to mention its corresponding penalty, employees still find a way to at least engage in social media activities during working hours. With almost every employee owning a smart device, these social media websites are more easily accessible without the use of company networks.

Companies know that social media is now part of everyone's life incuding ordinary employees. Companies have now seen the more positive perspective of social media. There are many potential uses of social media to companies. Recruitment and promotionalare the most common potential areas.

In recruiting new employees, companies spend big bucks to hire the right candidate for the right job. There will be big savings in using social media as information dissimination will be much faster. An open position posted in social media will hit the world like a virus.

Opening social media to employees despite its advantages needs to be managed properly. Guidelines should be in placed before allowing employees engaged in such activities.

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).