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Keep It Clean: Social Media Screenings Gain in Popularity

A 2020 survey by the Harris Poll revealed that 70 percent of the employers who responded said they believe every company should screen candidates’ social media profiles during the hiring process. A social media screening includes researching profiles and activity, such as what is posted, liked, and commented on. The most common apps that are […]

What You Can and Can’t See When It Comes to Candidate’s Online Activity – The Truth Will Surprise You!

Although the legality of social media background screening isn’t well understood by most recruiters and hiring managers, it is important to be done in a compliant way that ensures the protection of the candidate and the employer and in adherence to an applicant’s rights under the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The use of […]

Are Social Media Background Checks Legal?

Those conducting background checks often wonder if using social media during the process is legal. While social media background checks are legal, they also come with a list of policies that make it almost impossible for companies to do it themselves without breaking the law. Checking social media accounts can make employers aware of demonstrations […]

Tips for Employer Social Media Screening

More and more employers are screening social media before hiring a candidate, but simply browsing through social media posts is not a recommended approach since doing so can reveal information that cannot be used in a hiring decision. To remain compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers should always get permission from the […]

3 Reasons to Add Social Media to Candidate Background Checks

A recent Harris Poll survey found that 70 percent of hiring managers consider screening candidates’ social media profiles to be useful during the hiring process. While there are benefits to incorporating social media into the background screening process, correctly identifying candidates’ social media accounts can be challenging. Compliance with federal, state, and local employment and […]

Guardrails for Using Social Media During the Hiring Process

The benefit of using social media during the hiring process is no secret, but it can present a minefield of legal risks. Federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws prohibit discrimination in hiring based on a prospective employee’s protected class. It could be hard to prove that access to this type of information did not influence […]

Over 50% of Companies Use Social Media Accounts as a Determiner Before Hiring Someone

There are several things to consider when it comes to monitoring employees’ social media. Experts provided nine considerations when deciding if this is something that should take place within the business. These include creating comprehensive policies that outline repercussions from certain employee actions online; monitoring developments of social media; limiting distractions at work; establishing trust; […]

Using Social Media Screening to Create Better Culture

A recent Harris Poll on behalf of Career Builder indicates that nearly half of employers use social media networking sites to check up on current employees and many others use them to research job candidates during the hiring process. Companies should notify applicants and employees when they are subject to being screened or monitored as […]

Social Media Screening in Retail

The secret to addressing massive turnover costs in the retail industry may be hidden in the vetting and onboarding process. Rounding out internal recruitment programs with the use of social media screening can help reveal behavior that contributes to a toxic work environment or is not in line with an organization’s values. With permission, exploring […]

Top 5 Reasons You Should Outsource Your Social Media Screening

Most companies turn a blind eye to the review of social media accounts for candidates, concerned about compliance with FTC and EEOC rules. While the concerns are legitimate, there are five reasons organizations should consider outsourcing their social media screening to consumer reporting agencies that follow Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) guidelines. These include legal […]


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