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Employees and social media: possibilities and pitfalls

Social media services and traditional businesses have an uneasy relationship. One the one hand, social media sites can consume a huge amount of employee time and present novel risks; on the other hand, they offer valuable marketing and business development opportunities. The risks of employee social media use were highlighted recently in the case of Teggert v Teletech.

Don't let the economy get you down

In a tough economic climate, disputes between employers and employees become more common. Redundancy programmes and other forms of employment termination are a major cause of disputes. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, many private sector companies were planning on making redundancies in the first quarter of this year. As the UK economy enters another period of uncertainty, it might be a good time to be thinking about some of the measures that could be taken to avoid employee grievances further down the line.