The Smart Way to Consider a Candidate’s Social Media

Although it can be tempting to conduct social media screenings as part of the hiring process, a company could face legal repercussions for considering the “protected class” information that is readily available through Google and social media searches. Those wishing to add this solution to their screening process should consider the following: Compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); a customized plan that reflects the organization’s mission and values; high-quality technology for accurate identification; and integration into ATS.

 

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