PRLog - Oct. 15, 2012 - TELFORD, U.K. -- Telford, Shropshire, UK: Within hours of announcing that Martin Kaye LLP would be hosting a breakfast seminar on social media, all of the places were filled by employers from as far away as Birmingham.
John Mehtam and Graham Davies at Martin Kaye LLP social media seminar
Over 50 businesses attended the breakfast workshop hosted by the Shropshire solicitors at their offices on Euston Way in Telford. There was such a high demand for places and the event proved to be so successful that the law firm has already announced that they will be holding more seminars on the topic to satisfy the waiting list for places.
The seminar aimed to help employers better understand and manage social media. Hosted by Martin Kaye’s Head of Employment, John Mehtam, it gave employers an insight into the potential risks of the new forms of communication, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. John also gave advice on how to avoid the pitfalls.
Martin Kaye’s Senior partner, Graham Davies, said: “We have been astounded at the response to this presentation, and it was incredible to see all the places filled within just a few hours of advertising it.
“We have clearly hit on a topic that business owners are concerned about and that is particularly relevant, so we are already planning a series of events to pursue the topic in more detail.”
“Hardly a week goes by without a controversial comment on a social media network making news, and we wanted to ensure employers had a clear idea of just what their staff were saying and how to handle it,” said John.
“We have already dealt with many cases involving this new media, and the aim of the seminar was to help employers work out a policy of how to manage it and deal with any consequences.
“We also gave our delegates an example of a social media strategy that they were able to take away with them and put into practice in their own business.”
The popular breakfast seminar covered a wide range of social media related topics, including: an overview of the latest cases and their impact on employers; monitoring and investigating;
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