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ALTRES recently released their latest white paper, “Social Media and the Workplace: A Guide for Hawaii Employers". Social networking’s influence on business is growing daily, and ALTRES believes business owners need to be aware of the inherent risks of social media amidst the potential rewards.

“Social Media and the Workplace” was created to keep their clients informed, but they've made the white paper available to all local businesses at no cost. Anyone can download a copy at:

This 14-page guide covers important social networking issues that all organizations should understand and provides practical steps for mitigating risk. Highlights include:

·         The liabilities and risks of social media to employers

·         How a social media policy can protect a business

·         Whether or not employers should be monitoring social media use

·         Hiring, firing and disciplining employees over social networking


As Hawaii’s largest HR department, ALTRES consists of two distinct business units, ALTRES, Inc. and ALTRES Staffing, Inc., which serve more than 1,200 clients across the islands.


ALTRES, Inc. is Hawai‘i’s premier provider of HR administration solutions, known collectively as simplicityHR, and is Hawai‘i’s pioneer professional employer organization (PEO). Serving as the human resources “back office” for hundreds of local businesses, the company provides payroll processing, workers’ compensation coverage, safety, HR support, training, health care coverage, and employee benefit plans covering thousands of employees statewide. For more information, visit


ALTRES Staffing, Inc. is Hawai‘i’s largest, most experienced employment services company. With four specialized staffing divisions—Office/Professional, Industrial, Technical and Medical— the company screens more than 20,000 job applicants each year. ALTRES Staffing helps local companies “get the work done” by recruiting and placing experienced, pre-screened, and pre-qualified personnel in temporary, temp-to-hire, direct-hire and contract positions throughout the islands. For more information, visit


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Very interesting white paper Yvette,t hanks for sharing.

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