Social media and mobile devices in employment policy

Policy overview

We embrace new ways of working and communicating and encourage the use of social media.

There are risks of using social media, therefore, we ensure controls are in place. 

Employees should read our internal social media policy in conjunction with this policy.  It gives further guidance on the use of social media websites, channels and feeds.

In this policy, social media is any online platform or app that communicates instantly or shares data in a public forum.

Social media includes social forums such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. It also covers blogs and video and image-sharing websites such as YouTube. 

We are aware that there are many more examples of social media, and this is an ever-changing area. Employees should apply these guidelines to any social media they use.