Employee FB posts

posted 2 weeks ago in Career
Post # 2
Member
4330 posts
Honey bee

There is no such thing as a personal FB page. It’s all out there for the world to see and anyone with a modicum of intelligence knows this. I think you’re letting your feelings and “good rapport” with this guy distract you from the big picture. He’s been complaining to his clients that he’s not happy and they’ve been encouraging  him to go off on his own. Wtf. How do you think that makes the company look? 

This guy is a snake in the grass but you’re treating him like a pet bunny. 

Post # 4
Hostess
8830 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

First of all, regardless of whether his fb page is “personal” whilst he still works for your company he represents the company. Also. Is there nothing in his contract to say if he leaves he can’t try and poach clients? Any contract I’ve had has included wording like that . Might be worth checking. 

Post # 5
Member
2069 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Put a clause in contract that he can’t work on any of your clients if he leaves until after a year.  Then make him re-sign the contract. Clauses like this are common.

Post # 7
Member
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’d recommend in the future not friending your employees or not accepting their FB requests.  Too easy for them to do passive aggressive posts to see if it gets them what they want or see what you’ll do.  FB gets too personal for business relationships.

Post # 8
Member
636 posts
Busy bee

You might consider submitting this question to AskAManager. Allison is great with questions like this.

Post # 9
Member
3473 posts
Sugar bee

Keeping him on is just giving him the time and money to get his exit plan in place to steal your clients.

Put your plan together on how to keep these clients and then can him.

Post # 11
Member
2069 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

n00bee :  yes get a lawyer to put it together and get him to sign the revision 

Post # 12
Hostess
8830 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

n00bee :  Ah that’s a shame. Very tricky. If he is thinking about leaving and poaching client’s he probably won’t want to be signing an amended contract. 

Post # 13
Member
1453 posts
Bumble bee

While he is an idiot for posting this kind of stuff, I don’t agree with you snooping on your employees private Facebook profiles, it’s overstepping imo. You could mention someone has informed you of what he’s posting and you’re disappointed, but if it’s a private page and you have nothing in his contract regarding social media not much you can do. 

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