Lots of HR people are searching for employee and company policies related to social media websites — and they find my blog.
I wonder — what’s your personal policy on social media? Here’s mine.
- I am chatty and I like to have conversations.
- People can always talk to me about HR, staffing, cats, and bacon.
- When it turns weird or burdensome, I am done.
I don’t have strict rules about what constitutes weird, but I know it when I see it. This doesn’t just apply to people, either. MySpace is both weird and burdensome, so I’m done. At some point, I will probably feel the same way about Twitter and Facebook. I’m already feeling like LinkedIn is too burdensome with its groups and notifications, but I really like everyone I’ve meet from the company that owns LinkedIn — so I continue to use it.
So what are your personal rules about social media? Can you apply any of those to a company or employee policy on how and when to use social media tools?