Set Rules for Use of Social Media at Your Company
Businesses today are quickly realizing the benefits of social media as a way to distribute information and interact with customers, partners, suppliers and employees. Company branded Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and blogs are now common place. But to complicate matters, employees often maintain personal blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts, etcetera, on company time using company resources. In addition to the productivity issues this poses, the lines between company and personal business are all too often getting blurred in cyberspace exposing your company to potential PR disasters and even legal problems. To manage this, your company needs a concise set of policies to control the use of social media.
The Social Media Policies Toolkit provides a straightforward set of documents that you can put to use immediately at your organization. It’s an ideal starting point for designing policies for social media websites and their use within your company. It includes straignforward guidelines on the procedures for maintaining company-branded social media content on the top sites today, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Plus it helps you define the rules for employee’s personal use of social media at your company.
The Framework You Need to Manage Social Networking at Your Company
The Social Media Policies Toolkit is an ideal resource for any company that wants to create or revise it’s policies pertaining to the use of most popular social networking platforms such as Blogs, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn. The kit contains 2 powerpoint presentations that can be customized for use in your company, 16 policy templates and a directory of top resources you can use to find real-world examples of successful social networking policies.
The tools in this kit are in simple HTML, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint formats. Here’s what is included:
Blogging Disclosure- The employee lists any personal blogs he or she authors outside of work.
Company Blog Process- Establish a process to be followed when blogging for the company on a company blog.
Company Facebook Account Policy- Define rules for operating the company Facebook account.
Company Facebook Page Policy- Describe the process and guidelines for updating the company’s Facebook page.
Company Social Media Policy- Establish policies for your company’s branded social media accounts such as their own Twitter feed, Facebook page, company blog, etc.
Company Social Media Policy (Strict Version) – A much more detailed social media policy that discourages employee social media use at work and sets strict guidelines for disclosure outside of work.
Corporate Blog Policy- Describe the rules and guidelines for writing on a company blog.
Corporate Blogging Policy- Process and policies for providing tools or some online space for employees to blog.
Corporate Twitter Account Policy- Define the appropriate use of a company branded Twitter account.
Facebook Usage Policy- Set limits for employee’s use of Facebook at work.
LinkedIn Policy- Describe the appropriate use of LinkedIn accounts for work.
Password Policy- Define and enforce a password policy for company branded social media accounts.
Personal Blog Policy- Define rules for what an employee can and cannot say with respect to the company on his or her personal blog.
Personal Social Network Policy- Enact guidelines for general employee social network use outside of working hours.
Personal Twitter Policy- Define the appropriate use of personal Twitter accounts at work.
YouTube Policy- Define both the use of personal YouTube accounts as well as the company’s position with respect to employee YouTube videos.
Social Networking Policy- A presentation that explains the social networking policy of the company and covers various social tools and what is or is not allowed when using them.
How to Use Social Media- A presentation that describes the potential uses of social networks at work, such as recruiting, business development, etc.
An Exceptional Value!
Recreating the templates in this kit would take you many hours (even weeks) to complete. You and your organization can benefit from all the research, advice and tools in this kit for one low price!