The employee group most active on social media is comprised of your biggest fans. We call them ProActivists
An employee continually shares tweets during the workday that don’t paint our company in the best light. He also uses profanity in his tweets regularly. But he doesn’t indicate where he works in his Twitter bio. And the profanity and perspectives he shares are part of the “personal brand” he portrays online. From an HR perspective, what are my options?
—Uncharted Waters, corporate communications director, financial services
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