More than Half of Employers Screen Candidates’ Social Media, Study Says

A new report by First Advantage has revealed that sixty percent of employers say they always screen potential hires’ social media to uncover questionable behavior, with just 28 percent screening only if the job requires it. Experts, however, have warned that employers that are considering social media screens should elect a neutral person to do so, who should only report red flags. In addition, screening once candidates have progressed to the final round can help prevent issues from occurring.

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