As social media continues to evolve and expand, the business world has been hard pressed to keep up. Not only must businesses be concerned about what is appropriate for employees to post about their company within social networks, both at work and privately, but they also need to be mindful of a whole host of murky legal issues, such as how social media can be used to screen job applicants. Taken from a different angle, a business’ policies on social media usage can set clear guidelines that direct employees on how they can use social media to achieve business goals.

That said, if you are creating a social media policy in your business for the first time or you need to make a major overhaul on your existing policy, there are many resources online that can help you along the way. The following list are some of the best out there. Just make sure that you also consult with a qualified legal professional before you initiate any policies on social media usage in your business.

Sample Social Media Policies

Social Media Goverence

Social Media Policies Directory

Informative Articles on Social Media Policies from Around the Web

Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle– New York Times

10 Tips for Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Business– Social Media Examiner

Legal Response to Newcomers’ Concerns in Launching Social Media Campaigns–

Tips for Updating Your Company’s Social Media Policy– Mashable

Acting General Counsel releases report on social media cases– National Labor Relations Board

How to Write a Social Media Policy– Inc

Does Your Social Media Policy Violate Federal Law?– Social Media Today

How to Develop a Social Media Policy–

Other Helpful Online Social Media Resources

Policy Tool Generator for Social Media

Disclosure Best Practices Toolkit

Collection of social media policy resources