A new BLR survey indicates social media policies may become a problem for employers in 2012.
BLR’s 2012 Policy Survey found that one-in-four respondents indicated that social media policies would create the biggest challenge for their company in the next year (see chart).
Coming in at a distant second is cell phone use/distracted driving at 21.6 percent followed by attendance and FMLA at 17.4 percent and 15.9 percent respectively.
While social media policies may be a challenge, survey results show that many employers are taking at least one step to keep their organization up-to-date. In the next 6 months, 50 percent of respondents indicated that they plan to update their organization’s social media policy.
Where do employers find policies? How often are policies updated? BLR’s 2012 Policy Survey answers these questions, and more. Results are available on HR.BLR.com for subscribers (and trial members).
A total of 541 organizations participated in this survey, which was conducted in July 2012.
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