The event will be hosted by Martin Kaye’s employment law specialist, John Mehtam, at the firm’s offices at Euston Way in Telford, from 8am – 10am. The seminar will not be about how to use social media, but will aim to help employers get to grips with managing the new communication tools – and how to avoid the pitfalls.
Social media is incredibly fast moving, and has come a long way in the last 5 years. Many employers of businesses will have at least one social media account, with often hundreds of followers, and may often use that as a place to vent about their jobs and their employers. Employers therefore run the risk of being left behind if they don’t keep up with their staff in today’s social media jungle.
“In today’s fast-moving world, social media networks have really taken off and employers must have a policy in place that defines how their staff need to behave during working hours,” warns John Metham. “Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube are all networks that current, prospective and former employees will be using, but many employers are not fully aware of the scale and threat posed by this fast-moving form of communication.
“Hardly a week goes by without a controversial comment on a social media network making news, and it’s vital that employers know just what their staff are saying and how to handle it. What would you do if any of these employees make misleading or even derogatory comments about your business? We have already dealt with many cases involving this new media and can help employers work out a policy of how to manage it and deal with any consequences.
This therefore will be the aim of the free Martin Kaye seminar, which will cover a wide range of topics including: an overview of the latest cases and their impact on employers; monitoring and investigating;
Places on the day are limited, so anyone who would like to attend should contact June Noto on 01952 525951 or email email@example.com. To read more about Martin Kaye’s employment law services, visit http://www.martinkaye.co.uk/