28 October 2011

Social media is truly embedded in our daily lives. Widespread use of Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin on PCs, smartphones and tablets are blurring the boundaries between home and work. For many SMEs, social media is an invaluable marketing tool that will only grow in importance over the next few years.

Despite its widespread use, few firms seem to have a social networking policy for its staff, with clear guidelines about what is acceptable and unacceptable use of social media, and which protects the employer from liability from its employees.

Richard Mullet of The Legal Partners recently gave a thought-provoking seminar, in Richmond, highlighting the importance of having a Social Networking and Smartphone Policy in a firm’s Employee Handbook.

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