Early this year Infosys had introduced a new management system – ‘iRace’ aimed at remapping the technology skills of it’s employees. iRace attracted unprecedented opposition from Infosys employees on the web via public forums like Facebook and Twitter, often making personal attacks. There also have been numerous instances where two employees working on a same project have shared sensitive data on Facebook.
Now, Infosys Technologies plans to introduce a social media policy next month making it the first Indian company to introduce such a policy. These polocies will help Infosys to take legal action against employees who leak confidential project / company information on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut.
According to the senior vice-president and group head, Human Resources, at Infosys – Nandita Gurjar – “The social media policy we plan to introduce will talk about the dos and donts of an employee participating in social media. It is like a code of conduct which aims at stopping the employees from sharing confidential and sensitive company information on unprotected places like social networking sites”.