After months of thoughtful consideration and review, your organization has finally developed and implemented a Social Media Code of Conduct (SMCC) to handle pre-employment screening and employee usage guidelines.  So, now you think all the hard work has been completed, and your organization is ready to move on to the next challenges.  In fact, the development of a SMCC is just the initial phase of the process; there is much more to be done. We
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As 2021 begins, we’d like to make a few predictions about what’s to come in the ecosystem of social media. Social media growth will continue You might think that social media usage peaked in 2020 as the population went into social distancing and work from home (WFH) mode.   That isn’t the case. As reported here, social media will continue to grow and expand with projected increases of over 10% between 2020 and 2022.  The inclusion
Recent studies show that 69% of Americans utilize social media. As social media usage increases, social media screening has become a common and effective way to protect businesses. As reported in a recent (2018) Career Builder survey, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process, and about 43% use social media monitoring to check on current staff. The reason: employee social media screening can protect your company’s reputation and help keep your business running smoothly.
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Social media screening is quickly becoming standard practice in businesses, schools, and churches. Whether you are hiring new employees or monitoring employees, social media screening, based on established policy, can help you hire the right people to uphold your business’s reputation. Creating a social media code of conduct and screening process that works for your business is the key to success. Here are five reasons establishing a code of conduct the first step. The established
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There’s no doubt that more organizations are using social media screening to protect their businesses. According to CareerBuilder, over 70% of employers use social media to screen potential hires, and 43% use it to monitor current employees. Social media screening protects your organizations’ reputation. It also ensures that you are hiring the right candidates, monitors current employees, and safeguards employees which supports the mission, values and public image of the organization. Many companies are aware
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Employee social media behavior has become a big issue for many businesses, and social media exposure is becoming an almost daily occurrence. Over the past few years, the public has witnessed several people lose employment and livelihood over a horrible social media post. We’ve seen; Roseanne Barr’s tweet about Valerie Jarrett James Gunn’s Twitter comments about rape and pedophilia Robert “Skippy” Carroll’s tweet addressing businesses that don’t support the police There are hundreds of these
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Studies show that there are close to 250 million social media users in the US.  Included in that sum are 85% of high school students. Over 70% of those high school students check their social media profiles at least twice a day. 2020 has shown a shocking increase in reports of social media bad behavior. Reports of racist comments, threats, encouragement of violence, and other inappropriate behavior are reported daily. With social media usage steadily
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In a standard job application, you would typically receive a one-page resume and a handful of information about the potential-hire. Still, wouldn’t you like to know more about that person’s character? When it comes to educators (especially in a Christian school), we have the highest of expectations. This hire will be expected to educate and interact with children on a daily basis- arguably one of the most impactful jobs. How can be you be sure
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Maintaining a good reputation is essential for any business, but it is imperative for a church. When church employees fail to uphold the standards that are consistent with the church’s standards and beliefs, it can result in a damaging blow to the church’s credibility. There are numerous public examples of social media’s ability to amplify bad behavior, including issues related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and other online wrongdoing. Many of these situations can be avoided
In 2017, 84% of Protestant pastors reported that their church used Facebook as their primary online communication tool. (Source: LifeWay Research)   With the social distancing and safer-at-home realities of COVID-19, this percentage will increase on all social media platforms.  “Online church” is part of the new normal, and social media is a significant portion of “online.” As more and more churches, and their parishioners, turn to social media, it’s only natural to assume the social
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