GGP Offers Free Training in Managing Social Media and Electronic Devices in the Workplace

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There are pros and cons for using electronic devices and social media in the workplace. How well is your company positioned to manage the human resource and legal implications of using these tools for business?

In the interest of equipping Geauga County businesses with the tools they need to thrive, Geauga Growth Partnership is offering this free presentation by two professionals in their fields of law and human resources.

This Social Media and Electronic Devices in the Workplace presentation will take place on Friday, July 24, from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Kent State University at Geauga, 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton, OH. Networking will be scheduled for 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. and the presentation/Q&A will take place from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Presenting speakers for this program include Mary Jane Trapp, Attorney, Thrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan, and Bonnie Troyer, HR Consultant, HR Strategies & Solutions LLC. The speakers will cover practical information on this topic, including:

I. The Current Legal Environment
II. Benefits & Key Points
III. Pitfalls & Potential for misuse
IV. Policy Considerations
V. Best Practices & Examples

Take this time to explore answers to questions like these:
Can social media help or hurt my organization? (Hint, the answer is yes) Should I “friend” my employees? Should I let my employees use their own phone? How do I (or can I) retrieve my business’ information from a former employee’s personal device? Do I have to pay my employee for answering my e-mails from his smart phone?

There is no fee for this event, but please register at For more information visit or call 440-564-1060.

Geauga News
Author: Geauga News