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Social Media in the Modern Workplace - What Employers Need to Know


Increasing use and development of social media platforms has created an unprecedented ability for individuals to express their beliefs and opinions to the world. With a greater opportunity for sharing information, employers have faced new challenges in ensuring that their business and reputation are protected from the expression of their employees.

This session will discuss the nature of social media in the workplace, and will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of social media use.

Join Vicki Giles and James Lingwood as they conduct an overview of a number of popular social media platforms, discuss the misuse of social media, and do a basic review of how social media and intellectual property laws intersect.

Some of the key aspects of this session will explore employment issues related to social media, such as:

  • Employer sanctioned vs. employee personal postings.
  • The risks of identifying employers in employee personal postings.
  • The risks of giving employees control of employer "owned" domains.
  • The legal mechanisms available to handle situations where an employee has harmed the employer's reputation, or used social media to harass or bully coworkers.
  • The importance of social media policies and the areas they should address.

Who Should Attend: This webinar is designed for management, human resources, labour relations, operations and other professionals involved with employee relations.

Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: Noon - 1:30 pm MDT
Cost: $50 per registration link


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