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Social media in the workplace

20th June 2019


In a world now full of “Likes”, “LOL’s” and “OMG’s”, the increased use of social media as both a political and public social platform raises two key questions for employers:

  1. what can employers do to manage the risks arising from employees’ social media activities?
  2. when and how can social media can be used as a tool to assist with recruitment and staff management?
There is no one size fits all answer to these questions and more than ever before, employers need to understand critical principles around social media in the context of the workplace.
During this insightful seminar, we will cover the following:
  • What’s the problem?
    • time wasting
    • cyberbullying
    • risk of civil liability
    • risk of criminal liability
    • reputational damage
    • spontaneity, reach and permanence
    • privacy issues
  • Use of social media in pre-employment, during employment and post-employment
  • Controlling and policing an employee’s use of social media, both personal and for business
  • Ownership of social media accounts and contacts
  • Fairness of dismissals
  • Social media policies and guidelines
  • How much control does an employer really have?
Case studies will be used so that the law can be applied to real life scenarios and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask our experts questions.

Who can attend:
The seminar is designed to for those who manage employees and are an excellent networking opportunity.
Registration & light breakfast from 8.30am. The seminar will start at 9am, ending at approximately 10am. Click here to view our full list of events.

How to book:
Cost: £20 + VAT per person. The price includes refreshments and a light breakfast.  refreshments, a tasty hot buffet lunch and homemade cookies too! Up to two places per organisation are free to those clients on the HELP and Just Teach schemes.


About this event

20th June 2019

08:30:00 - 10:00:00

Schofield Sweeney, 76 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2AY