Social Media and HR: Developing an Action Plan to Minimize Risk


Social media impacts the human resources department in many ways. Feeding our desire for instant gratification, the reaction to and fallout from employee social media posts demand that HR professionals understand the risks, roadblocks and opportunities associated with social media. This class will review the evolving legal issues generated by the use of social media by employees inside and outside the workplace and assist the HR department in developing an action plan.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the legal implications associated with social media in the workplace
  • Examine relevant issues and laws
  • Identify key components of an effective social media policy

This course may be taken independently or applied toward a 10-course certificate in Human Resources Management or Supervisory Management offered through Extended Studies.

Course Section
Course: CX 241-00
Term: 2178
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 2178CX241
Instructor(s): Charity Felts
Location: Redfield Campus, Redfield Campus RM 230
Dates: Nov. 17, 2017 (Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 6.0 Contact Hours
Notes: Registration includes parking and lunch. This course has been approved for 6 HR (Business) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This course has also been approved for 6 PDC’s toward recertification credit hours for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification and recertification, please visit or
Required Fees: Price