Today, social media is more accessible than ever. It is important for organisations to keep track of what their employees are tweeting and posting about, especially on topics related to the workplace. You might be asking yourself, how exactly can this be done? A social media policy.

We have chosen HP (Hewlett-Packard) to showcase their social media policy, as it shows good examples regarding blogging and we are also a business partner of theirs.
HP (Hewlett Packard) is one of the biggest information technology corporations in the world. The company has an interesting take on blogging policies, by enabling its employees to post content online via a blog embedded in their company website. There are some important points from the HP’s Blogging Code of Conduct which can be viewed in the link and here are three main points:

1. HP promotes healthy and honest discourse with its readers.
2. The company reserves the right to edit or amend any misleading or inaccurate content depicted in blog posts. The company also reserves the right to delete blog posts violating the code of conduct.
3. HP values, respects, and upholds the intellectual property rights of its bloggers.

Having a social media policy in place, whether it is regarding your blogging or tweeting, or both, will help your organisation maintain the activities of social media. It will also provide some guidance for future reference, for the appropriate people within the organisation.


Did you find this information useful? Download or print out our PDF – it may come in handy! This also includes advice on how you can start your social media policy – HP (Hewlett Packard) A Great Example Of A Social Media Policy PDF

You can also read more about our social media hints and tips on our blog section here.

Pick up the phone and call our helpful team on 01843 572600 if you would like any advice on your social media policies. We are always happy to help!

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