Social Media Background Checks in the Finance Industry

What started as a focus in the healthcare and law enforcement industries has turned into an exploration of the relevance of social media checks in other job areas. The finance industry is an area in which employees have a daily impact on people’s livelihoods. One mortgage loan services officer could have blocked a large number of individuals from getting mortgages when she took to Facebook to use a racial slur. In another instance, LinkedIn was used after a banker reportedly sent out a message regarding a potential job opportunity, followed by an image of his genitals. Conducting social media checks can provide employers with a real-time assessment of a potential employer’s behavior, including anything sexually explicit, racist or intolerant, illegal or violent.

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