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Temp Recruitment Agencies Share the Do’s and Don’ts on Work Selfies

There’s no stopping the prevalence of selfies on social media, and the word itself has even warranted a space in the Oxford English Dictionary. Selfies are being taken on special occasions, from holidays, festivals and birthdays, to chance encounters with favourite celebrities. Even non-special and ordinary days are, for some people, the perfect opportunity to take the perfect selfie.

There’s no stopping the prevalence of selfies on social media, and the word itself has even warranted a space in the Oxford English Dictionary. Selfies are being taken on special occasions, from holidays, festivals and birthdays, to chance encounters with favourite celebrities. Even non-special and ordinary days are, for some people, the perfect opportunity to take the perfect selfie.

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Selfies posted on Instagram, and even on the new platform called Snapchat, are some people’s way of getting through an uneventful Monday and celebrating the arrival of Friday. While selfies may seem like harmless fun, these can lead you into trouble in your workplace, especially if you post inappropriate ones.

Dangerous and Inappropriate Selfies

As harmless as selfies may seem, many people have been in hot water after taking (and accidentally sending) inappropriate selfies. Numerous news articles recount stories of embarrassed employees who mistakenly sent lewd and inappropriate selfies to their employers. Most of the time, these selfies cost their work, not to mention the humiliation brought about by their mistake.

Aside from these, drivers and construction workers should avoid taking selfies while performing their work. Given the nature of their work, vision should be unencumbered, lest they encounter an accident. Drivers, in particular, can get themselves in hot water with their employers even if they haven’t been involved in an accident. Construction workers, on the other hand, may cause harm to themselves or to their co-workers if they don’t take great care while taking a selfie.

Selfies at the Office

Office workers and temps, on the other hand, tend to have more freedom when it comes to taking selfies at work. In fact, numerous companies have been encouraging their employees to take a selfie while at work, and are even holding selfie contests at work. These employers believe that the face their employees make while taking a selfie can set the tone of their day, and making a goofy face makes for a great start.

Temp recruitment agencies see no problem with taking selfies to get through an uneventful day at work, as long as temps remain mindful of Data Protection. Your selfie may unknowingly be giving away sensitive information about your company that may compromise their operations. As long as your picture doesn’t give away information deemed private, you can have it posted online.

Remember these do’s and don’ts when you enter your next temp job. If you need help finding one, don’t hesitate to go to a temp agency in London, like RMS Recruitment, to guide you through the process.

Sources:

Selfies in the workplace, are they worth your job? EAD Solicitors

Selfie Your Way To a Happier, More Connected Workplace, FingerCheck

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