Social Media Policy
At elvesCARE (“the Company”) we understand the interest in social media networks (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) and that a majority of our employees/subcontractors may be involved within the social media community in some personal capacity.
It is important for all employees/subcontractors of the Company to be aware that all information exchanged within social media networks online or otherwise falls within the public domain, and the line drawn between what is considered to be personal and public is not always clear. It is also important to remember that information posted on social network sites can be easily traced and can be accessed at any time.
The purpose of this policy is to outline minimum standards regarding social media use and participation for all employees/subcontractors during their employment/engagement with the Company.
The following guidelines should be followed by all employees/subcontractors of the Company in relation to social media networks and participation within the online social media community:
- When participating in social media networks online or otherwise, employees/subcontractor of the Company should ensure that personal comments donot bring the Company or any of its directors or its employees / subcontractors into disrepute.
- It is unacceptable to disparage the Company, its directors or its
employees/subcontractors when participating in social media networks.
- Employees/subcontractors of the Company should not participate in social media networks in such a way that negatively impacts upon their effectiveness and productivity at work.
- Employees/subcontractors are not to access social media sites during working hours unless the use is directly related to the performance of duties required in the course of their employment/engagement.
- When participating in social media networks online or otherwise,employees / subcontractors of the Company should not imply that any personal
comments are endorsed in any way by the Company.
- When participating in social media networks online, employees/subcontractors must not disclose confidential information belonging to the Company.
- Employees/subcontractors of the Company should not participate in social media networks in such a way that harasses, discriminates or treats unfairly or inappropriately any other employee, subcontractor, customer or client of the Company.
Any breach of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment/engagement.