A new survey of nearly 600 employers by Business and Legal Resources (BLR) finds that social media policies will likely be a challenge for their organizations in 2012.

One-in-four survey participants said that social media policies would pose the biggest problem for their organizations, with cell phone use/distracted driving a distant second at 21.6%. Rounding out the top 10 policy challenges:

  • Attendance and punctuality17.4%
  • Computers/Internet15.9%
  • FMLA15.9%
  • Background check: 15.6%
  • Eligibility for benefit: 14.7%
  • PTO/Vacation13.2%
  • Employee leave of absence11.1%
  • Reductions in force11.1%

The survey also showed that 50% of participants plan to update their social media policies in the next six months.

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