In addition to addressing the myriad of typical employment
issues, employers are challenged by a new onslaught of issues posed
by a technology-savvy work force. Armed with only a superficial
understanding of various evolving technologies and an even less
certain understanding of applicable laws, most employers are
struggling to address employee misuse of these technologies while
attempting to use the technologies to improve their business
operations and work force management.
Nevertheless, employers who take action and invest in using
evolving technologies and provide training for their human
resources and management personnel to better address employee
misuse of technologies fare far better than those who delay in
addressing these inevitable issues.
Most employees are connected to the Internet inside and outside
of their workplaces. A majority of these employees regularly access
the Internet while at work for personal rather than professional
reasons. The types of technologies employees use and misuse are
endless; however, employers have learned social networking sites,
instant messaging and blogging are the most likely to disrupt a
workplace and cause significant legal...
Log in or register for FREE access to this article and other Professional Roofing online content.