​Technology is being used for personal and business reasons at an unprecedented rate, and with that comes challenges for employers. Information that was once broadcast by word or written media is now instantly broadcast around the world, to the detriment of some employers and employees.

As an employer, you may want to use social media — such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn — to advertise or market products and services or to check out potential candidates. However, the use of social media can cause problems in the workplace and comes with certain restrictions. These workplace issues may include:

  • Protected conduct
  • Hiring problems
  • Privacy concerns
  • Harassment
  • Discipline/termination

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