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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 candidate prior to doing any screening, only pull public posts and never ask for passwords for social media accounts or accept friend requests, which could violate many states’ social media privacy laws. Once the screening is being conducted, a few red flag findings include hate speech, insults and bullying, narcotics, obscene language, and threats of violence.

 

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