Punk Rock HR Question: Social Media, Employers, and Passwords

So the discussion at Punk Rock HR all seems on point to me – no contest on this one.  The internal debate I’m starting to have, though, is whether or not employers should be restricting access to social media sites at all.  I understand the business case – it certainly can interfere (and I myself can be a big offender).  However, isn’t it becoming a fabric to our environment that’s almost to hard to avoid?  How is access to Twitter really any different from access to Email…especially when it involves the exchange of business relevant information and knowledge sharing?  I hear lots of rumblings from our people re: “freedom.”  I know all bets are off when on company time, but the reality is that the younger generations view social media as an entitlement…no, as a lifeblood.  So no way should employers ask for passwords…I questions whether they should restrict access at all. 

Punk Rock HR Question: Social Media, Employers, and Passwords

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