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CRT/tanaka social media policy template for employees


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  • 1. Social Media Policy for EmployeesThe [Company X] social media policy is meant to provide you some guidelines for your social networkingactivity. We encourage you to join online conversations that pertain to our industry and this policy is to ensureyou do it the right way without jeopardizing the company’s online reputation. Any social networking activity inor outside of work that affect your job performance, the performance of others, or [Company X] businessinterests are a focus for [Company X] policy.Key Reminders  The goal is to ensure the [Company X] voice is part of the larger conversation relating to your industry. But, don’t feel compelled to jump in before you understand the conversation and who is saying what. First, explore the topic being discussed, read about it and contribute only when you find something that adds or advances the discussion.  Everything that you post online is visible by all. You do not have permission to share any information that compromises [Company X] policy, management positions and customer information.  Please refrain from posting items that could reflect negatively on our company’s reputation including comments or other posts about drug or alcohol abuse, profanity, off-color or sexual humor, and other inappropriate conduct.  Show proper respect for people’s privacy and for topics that may be considered objectionable or inflammatory, like politics and religion.  Respect the law, including those laws governing defamation, discrimination, harassment, and copyright and fair use.  Don’t use the company logo, unless specifically authorized to do so.  Dont reference staff, members, partners or vendors without their approval.  If you publish content to any website outside and it has something to do with work you do or subjects associated with [Company X], use a disclaimer such as this: "The views expressed here are my own and dont necessarily represent my company’s positions, strategies, or opinions.”  Ensure that your social networking conduct is consistent with the all policies contained in the Employee Handbook/HR guidelines.  Make sure that your online activities do not interfere with your job performance.  If you see something that questions your company’s credibility or any customer complaints, alert your PR/social media/marketing team that’s responsible for responding back. DO NOT feel like you need to respond to negative comments online.  Be conversational, participate on social networks in a meaningful way and refrain from saying anything that might hurt your employer’s, customers’ and in some cases even competitors’ reputation. 1