Employees do the darnedest things, and it’s often up to HR to clean up the resulting mess. Better to have prevented it in the first place.
Two recent news stories point out problems that could have been stopped with simple policies on use of technology in the workplace. With the right handbook lingo, much corporate embarrassment could have been avoided.
Item No. 1: A high-profile public relations executive landed in Memphis and promptly posted on his Twitter account, “True confession but I’m in one of those towns where I scratch my head and say ‘I would die if I had to live here.’”
The problem: Memphis is home to FedEx. FedEx is one of the PR exec’s largest clients. Oops. Needless to say, FedEx reps were not amused.
Item No. 2: Two employees at a North Carolina Domino’s pizza delivery store were bored one evening. Kristy Hammond whipped out her cell phone, which has video capabilities. While Hammond filmed, Mic...(register to read more)
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