IT departments are often asked by managers to monitor employees’ web use, especially what they do on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. But a recent lawsuit shows how some types of social network snooping can get companies in trouble for privacy violations.
Social media sites can have a lot of benefits for companies, but organizations also must have a policy to protect themselves. However, those policies often contain a few common mistakes and can end up doing more harm than good.
Managers often check out potential hires’ social networking profiles before they’re hired. But should those profiles be given any weight when trying to decide who will be the best employee?
Users of Facebook have begun getting messages claiming to be from a member of the security team of the popular social networking site – but it’s part of a scam to try and steal Facebook credentials and credit card information.
From privacy and compliance issues to job satisfaction woes, these were the stories IT managers clicked on the most in 2011:
Many companies use social networking sites to promote their business, while nearly all employees have personal accounts on those sites. And when the lines between the two are blurred – as in this recent lawsuit – things can get complicated.
Most users in your company probably browse social networking sites at some point during the work day. But do they know how dangerous those sites can be?
For a few years, employers in the tech sector and elsewhere have been using social media sites to find job candidates and research potential employees. Now, a new web service aims to help evaluate how people’s web presence will help or hurt their chances in the job market.
IT managers are being called on to help their businesses write or revise social networking policies for their companies. And thanks to some recent legal activity, organizations now have to worry about whether their policies will get them sued.