Physioplus+ is undertaking a thorough review of all of its publicly available Policy Documents. This includes:
Social Media Policy
1. GUIDING STATEMENT
As an active member of the business community, Physioplus+ realizes the value and importance of social media for business promotion and practices. We also recognize the growing influence of social media and its widening scope. Physioplus+ has implemented the following social media policy to help our employees and contractors understand and adhere to standard responsible social media practices, put in place to protect the employees, their jobs, and Physioplus+ as a whole.
Any employee or contractor of Physioplus+ may elect to create a blog, contribute online, or participate in an online social network of any kind. For all employees, the same guidelines which can be found in the employee and contractors handbook (October 2018), including policies regarding employee and contractors activity and conduct, apply to employee and contractors activities on social media or other forms of online publishing.
2. POLICIES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
Any time you participate in social media, you are posting on your own behalf unless expressly requested by Physioplus+ to post on behalf of Physioplus+ (i.e. social media, marketing employees). Any posts on social media or other online publishing should be made under your own name.
When posting anything that may be associated with you professionally, it is vital that you post a disclaimer such as: “the opinion expressed here is entirely my own and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Physioplus+
If you identify yourself as a Physioplus+ employee or contractor via social media, your opinions and viewpoint must reflect the responsibilities of your position or involvement with Physioplus+.
Always adhere to copyright standards and respect the intellectual property of others when utilizing social media platforms or other online publishing forms.
Do not, under any circumstances, disclose any personal information about the Physioplus, its employees, contractors or patients.
Do not disclose confidential information about Physioplus+, its practices, or any information meant to be shared only with fellow employees.
Any rumours, slander, or confidential information shared via social media may have a significant negative impact on Physioplus+ and its reputation. Legal action may be brought against the individual responsible for the publication of this information.
Remember that, as an employee or contractor, you are an ambassador for the company, and your manner in all situations, including online, should reflect that in a positive way.
While on Physioplus+ time or Physioplus+ computers, no employee or contractor shall, at any time, share anything with another employee or contractor via social media that may be considered inappropriate or fall under the category Not Suitable for Work – known online as NSFW. This includes items of a sexual, profane, or excessively violent nature. These have no place in the work environment, and disciplinary action may occur.
3. BEST PRACTICES
Always respect your audience. In every situation, use social media as a respectful tool to share ideas and information. Be especially mindful when dealing with sensitive subjects such as politics and religion.
Share content intelligently. If you publish an item professionally, you may help to strengthen the community of Physioplus+. Make sure what you publish is helpful, valuable, and promotes the principles of Physioplus+.
Protect your privacy. Always think twice before posting and remember that what you share may remain in the public domain for a long time afterwards. Make sure you are protecting your own privacy and that of Physioplus+.
Employees and contractors are responsible for ensuring that their online activities do not interfere with their ability to perform their job, or to fulfil commitments to their managers, co-workers or clients.
I attest that I have read this Social Media Policy in its entirety and do understand all policies contained therein. I will uphold the standards set forth in this document and will maintain appropriate and professional conduct when accessing social media.
Employee or Contractors Name: _______________________________
Employee or Contractors Title: _________________________________