Hello HR Folks,
Greetings for the Day!!!
Please look into my problem.
As it is prohibited in our organization to use social networking site in Working hours. But they gave us liberty to use it in lunch time and after our shift hours. But one of our employee she is using it all the day. As a HR when i told her about our policy she said my sister & sister in law using my site not me. i know she is lying & she is not ready to accept it. Problem is she is sitting in another branch How can i handle her.
Moreover i used my social networking site in the lunch time yesterday but she is poking me on my social site that instruction are only for me not for you. you are using it. and she did this on my social site. What kind of step i can take against her.
Please help me!!! Expecting revert from HR's asap.

From India, Chandigarh
Kindly tell her that she should change her password to the social site so that others can't use it. I think there are methods of finding out from which terminal the messages have been typed. It's possible at CiteHr for administrators and moderators.
From United Kingdom
Thanks narsimhan
I told her to change password or inform your family members so they dont use it in office hours. but she told me she cant say this to there family members as she got blood relation with them (silly one)

From India, Chandigarh
Dear Murali, She is reporting to me we are in same department but she is sitting in different branch and she is junior to me. Regards; NK
From India, Chandigarh
Given that situation, put things in writing and you can ever warn her of the consequences of not conforming. You need to take firm action, otherwise others could follow her and it could get out of hand. however, if you do warn her, you should be prepared to follow it up with action; otherwise, it could back fire.
From United Kingdom
Dear NK,

This is an interesting situation.

It would make sense to look at your company policy. As Nash explained, a letter would be meaningful.

But before that, I need to ask you a few questions:

1. Is she productive and efficient in her work?

2. Is the policy clear that ALL employees can browse in the lunch time?

3. Is she browsing the sites from a company premise (company terminal, company paid connection, etc.)?

4. Do you have an IT department in your company that enforces IT policies? What exactly is your interface with the IT department when it comes to enforcing the rules?

I think your policy should be clear when it comes to:

1. Use of infrastructure

2. Employee code of conduct

3. Type of disciplinary action that it could attract

It is always better that you have a blanket policy rather than a selective one. There are always ways of doing things 'outside the firewall'. So, you might want to be aware of that and prepared of the management significance of your concerns. A simple delinking of internet facilities outside lunch house might quickly solve your problem. But understand if it is what you really want to do.


From United States, Daphne
just ban all sort of private networking.one off the friends of my son,working in well reputed huge,I.T.organization,used social networking even if with the help of his mobile set,likewise u noted.his mobile was forfeited.i remember one day salary was deducted. job should b done very seriously.it is not a joke.put a strong note in front of ur seniors.

From India, Pune
Dear NK,
There are nuts anywhere and everywhere. Few are soft and few and few are hard. However, we have to adopt some different approach to crack the hard nut.
I recommend you keeping that employee under surveillance. Don't talk anything about social networking site. Just keep quite. Find out some other workplace error that she commits. Issue the first warning letter. If she understands the "message", well and good but if she does not then keep on finding her mistakes and keep on giving her warning letters or show cause notices.
If she becomes fed up, she will put in her papers on her own. If she does not then terminate her.
Once she quits the company, spread the rumour that she was fired because she dared to defy HR. This will send a message to one and all that if somebody plays mischief, what fate that person can meet.
Dinesh V Divekar

From India, Bangalore
Dear NK you can try a simple solution call your IT deptt and block all site for the working hours a HTTP protocol can do this and unblock all site at lunch time. Regards, JS
From India, Dharamsala
Dear Sargi Ji,
In your company if there is a IT person then by the help of him please block the fb site from the computer of that employee. And there after if any body using the fb from the family side of that employee consider it as a personal matter of her. And no body should interfere on those activities.

From India, Calcutta

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