024: Should You Be Monitoring Your Employees' Social Media?

Right off the bat, the idea of snooping through your employees' social media accounts might sound dubious. However, it also makes sense to ensure that what your employees post online isn't harming your business. So, what's the best strategy here?

In today's episode, Sommer and Joey share the pros and cons of monitoring your employees' social media, when you should avoid it, and when it could actually benefit your business.

Joey and Sommer also discuss whether gift cards are taxable in today's Consultant's Corner' - the answer might surprise you!

Tune in to learn common legal misunderstandings regarding gift cards and how to remain compliant with IRS tax rules when awarding gift cards to your employees.

 

Key Takeaways 

  • Intro (00:00)
  • High, low, buffalo (02:19)
  • The one social media platform employers should monitor (07:23)
  • When is it ok to look through an employee's social media? (08:53)
  • Should you follow or friend colleagues on social media? (14:19)
  • 'Consultant's' Corner': Are gift cards taxable? (17:19)
  • How to remain compliant when awarding gift cards (22:03) 

 

Additional Resources

📰 Article in question: 

https://www.hcamag.com/asia/specialisation/corporate-wellness/should-hr-monitor-employees-social-media-accounts/402675

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