Ask HR: Cell phone & internet use on work time.

Dear HR,askHR

I would like to address the issue of employees using cell phones and internet on work time. Do you have any suggestions on rules or verbiage to include?



We would advise adding cell phone and internet use policies and expectations to your employee handbook including outlining:

  • Electronic Assets Usage – with specific guidelines on appropriate work related internet and email use
  • Social Media – outlining how and when your brand should be shared on social media outlets including following conduct, anti-harassment & anti-bullying guidelines

Looking for more specifics? Talk to Cardinal Services about reviewing your existing or customizing an employee handbook for you.


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