this should be addressed to Yvonne Huddleston
Yes, I do agree with the National Labor Relations Board about the companies being overly with their policies of using social media. First of all it is a person’s rights to be on social media not while you are at work if are dealing with the public ,i.e., television in the public eye. Secondly, using social media to comment about your job should be at your disgression. I personally know of some jobs that you can not even take pictures of the individuals that you are working with or surroundings .
To the company that is violation of the HIPPA law, that is if you are working in the health care field. If you are working in public relations the company may be in fear of you not respecting the people that are being represented privacy or leaking any private details of the companies activities(Cardon,P., 2013).
While using social media about your job be careful spreading or showing private information and you should maintain a professional and business like appearance.(Cardon,P., 2013). The social age is a day and time that people interact with using social media to network and build work related relationships and has played a major part in the social media in the workplace(Cardon,P., 2013).
Companies are adopting social networking platforms that contain Web 2.0 communication tools. The steadily rising work culture associated with the Social Age presents many benefits to organizations and business professionals(Cardon,P., 2013). When social media is being used for professional purposes only, teams can communicate with one another better promoting their products and trying to get more clientele(Cardon,P., 2013).
Social media users may share information willingly due to certain actions. Certain individuals might point out that using social media my join social movements without significant commitment and remain passive instead of active but may become less influenced to be active in higher gateway actions(Hwang & Kim, 2015).
References; Cardon,P.(2013). Business communication: Developing leaders for a networked world. New York: McGraw-Hill/ Irwin.
Hwang,H., & Kim,K. (2015). Social media as a tool for social movements: the effect of social media use and social capital on intention to participate in social movements. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 39(5), 478-488. doi:10.1111/ijcs.12221
This should be addressed to Cynthia Watkins,
The National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) “protect the rights of employees to act together to address conditions at work, with or without a union. This protection extends to certain work-related conversations conducted on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter” (NLRB and Social Media).
The National Labor Relation Board found out that several companies were being overly broad with their ruling about being on social media, I agree with NLRB if an employee is on social media at work, then it needs to be work-related. And depending on company policy about being on social media on work time, and knowing about the policies on comment about your job on social media. If employees are on social media an there, on Facebook and Twitter, Snapchat a responding to other individuals on those sights, and it, not works related then there should be consequences.
If an employee has anything to say about their job social media is not the place to reply the message, Make a professional decision to talk to your boss, about what every comment s you have to say about your job.
Jemele Hill is a prime example of an employee making the wrong decision about putting information on social media:” Jemele Hill suspended by ESPN after tweets on Cowboys Anthem policies, Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines. She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet. In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweet may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such, action would have consequences” (Jemele Hill Suspended, 2017).
The National Labor Relation Board and Social Media:https://www.nirb.gov/news-outreach/fact-sheets/nlrb-and-social-media.
Jemele Hill Suspended by ESPN after tweets on…Bleacher Report (2017).www.bleacherreport.com/2737767-jemele-hill-suspend…