While specific social media guidelines may not yet be available from the government, hospitals can nonetheless work with counsel to make sure their approaches to social networking comply with the spirit and letter of applicable regulations to the greatest possible extent. This is a far-better approach than saying, in effect, “We don’t have guidelines yet, so let’s just ignore this and hope for the best.”
Have you developed a social media policy? What about training and educating employees about acceptable social media use? If you answered no to either question, you could be in trouble.
Recent rulings have emphasized the need for a comprehensive social media policy. In the NLRB’s Report to the General Counsel issued earlier this year, the NLRB compiled a second series of social media cases and analyzed each of the decisions.
Yesterday Dan explained why companies should be concerned about fake social media profiles. Today he looks at how HR departments have incorporated social media checks into their hiring process. Then, he concludes with key takeaways. Human Resource Applications One of the places social media is gaining steam is in the pre-employment screening area. Companies are [...]
“The public Web is full of anonymous users and fake identities. Most common on social networks are identities that are presumably true (look legitimate) but have not been verified.” – Information Week Everyone is talking about the use of social media applications in business, in fact it’s “all the rage!” While there’s no doubt it [...]
It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is talking about what’s going on out in Washington (state) and how the Department of Labor and Industries is using an innovative approach to the fraud problem. While many people are talking about it, what most folks don’t know is how they’re doing it. In this week’s Fraud Flashpoints, CCI’s newest expert columnist gathers critical information about the L&I approach and the key factors driving their success.
Social media comes with its risks, but it can also provide significant rewards for companies that are smart about social media. However, it seems that the headlines have been dominated by stories about employers who have fired employees for remarks made on Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other sites. Employees who feel they were wrongfully terminated are fighting back. Lindsay Walker explores what employers need to know before taking any action against employees, as well as defines “protected activity.”
Stacey Gulick identifies the most significant risks faced by health care professionals in regards to their participation on Twitter or similar social media and offers approaches that minimize the risk.