5 ways to get sacked using social media


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5 ways to get sacked using social media

  1. 1. 5 ways to get sacked Using social media at work
  2. 2. Social media - we all use it • Examples – How NOT to use it • Lessons • How to USE it
  3. 3. Important lessons to keep your job • Everything you do is permanent • Privacy settings, try googling yourself? • Just because your boss, coworker, spouse or neighbour doesn’t know about Twitter, doesn’t read blogs and refuses to join FaceBook doesn’t mean your comments on the web won’t get back to him/her.
  4. 4. Remember your privacy settings Lesson 1: Don’t friend your manager on facebook then complain about your job
  5. 5. In fact all your information is public
  6. 6. Most companies monitor SM
  7. 7. A cautionary Twitter tale
  8. 8. Most companies monitor social media, so treat anything you say or post, like a public forum
  9. 9. And thanks to Google Cache, the deleted content of "theconnor’s" homepage resurfaced on CiscoFatty.com, a Web site erected to commemorate this cautionary tale. Waybackmachine.com Even if you delete it, it is retrievable, so think twice before pressing “publish” Everything is permanent
  10. 10. . Reasonable use at work
  11. 11. Keep confidential information "Moved into green zone by helicopter Iraqi flag now over palace. Headed to new US embassy Appears calmer less chaotic than previous here.“ CONFIDENTIAL
  12. 12. • Supposed to be a top secret congressional delegation • Even media outlets that knew of the trip kept a lide on the news
  13. 13. Risk bringing yourself & co into disrepute In June 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd asked that office and household staff remove their Facebook profiles after one executive assistant posted party pictures from the PM’s 17-day trip to the US.
  14. 14. Recap: • Most companies monitor SM • Recent studies confirm that over half of employers check their job candidates’ social media profiles and activities before making a hiring decision • Badmouth employer or staff • Discriminatory comments • Lie about qualifications/education • Photos of you in compromising situations
  15. 15. Recap: Privacy • 100% everything you post on the internet is public • Even if you delete it • It can still show up
  16. 16. Use SM at work = use common sense What’s considered reasonable at work? Social Media Policy & Guidelines • Reasonable use is considered how you’d use the telephone at work • Keep confidential information – confidential • Use a disclaimer – separate yourself from work
  17. 17. Keep your job & keep your social media profiles active!