Monitoring the Private Lives of Your Employees

I read an article in the New York Times titled Monitoring the Private Lives of Your Employees which made me wonder how much monitoring is appropriate and how it should be done. Many employers have policy’s regarding the image an employee portrays on social networks, but how far should those policies go? As a gym owner should you monitor your employees’ social interactions with your gym families or ban interaction altogether? Should you allow your employees to be “friends” with athletes at the gym or should you require your staff to keep their social media lives separate. Should you take the opposite approach and require everyone that works for you to be you friend on sites like Facebook, Google+, and Twitter? These are questions you’ll have to think about and answer to make sure your business is represented in the manner you desire.