5 key components of a social media policy

How to create clear rules for employees about online postings.

Given the Internet's immense social and political powers, employees have more communication options than ever at their fingertips. But disgruntled employees can use the technology to retaliate against their emplioyers.

In particular, social media platforms are abundant, giving employees multiple options for griping and complaining about, or even expressing opinions on behalf of, a company for the world to read. Alston & Bird Partner Glenn Patton says companies should consider these five points as they craft their social media policies:

Jennifer Morrell

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