Acas uses cookies to ensure we give you the best experience and to make the site simpler. Find out more about cookies.

Website URL : http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=4076

Social media research paper

The research paper pdf  Workplaces and Social Networking: The Implications for Employment Relations [386kb] from the Institute for Employment Studies, commissioned by Acas, advises employers to:

  • Draw up a policy on social networking.
  • Deal with employees' use of social media tools following the same standards of conduct and disciplinary and grievance procedures for behaviour offline.
  • React reasonably to issues involving social media by asking and taking into account, 'What is the likely impact on the organisation?'