Corporate Compliance

Survey: More employees disciplined for social media activities

Compliance Monitor, May 4, 2011

The number of employees disciplined for their activities on social networking sites is on the rise, according to a survey conducted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

This is the second survey SCCE and HCCA have conducted to see how organizations respond to the growing use of social media. This year, 42% of respondents reported that their organization has had to discipline an employee for behavior on social networking sites, up from 24% in 2009.

Despite the growing number of disciplined employees, only 31% of respondents reported that their employer has specific policies for social media use when away from work. The monitoring of social media policies through passive systems, meaning they act when an issue is brought to light, is used by 48% of respondents.

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