A large majority of Canadian companies (86%) say they would fire an employee based on inappropriate social media posts.
- A large majority of Canadian companies (86%) say they would fire an employee based on inappropriate social media posts.
- Two-thirds of Canadian companies (65%) say they use social media to screen job applicants and say it’s an effective screening method (64%).
- Despite the prevalence of social media, less than one-fifth of Canadian companies (18%) have a formal social media policy for employees.
- In terms of how companies do handle social media use by employees, 37% discourage use of social media during work hours, 21% provide resources and information on professional social media etiquette, 14% block social media sites on company property (e.g., laptops and cellphones), 13% view or monitor employees’ social media accounts and 12% have access to employees’ social media accounts.