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 a condition of employment, including criminal records, motor vehicle records or social media. It is important to be aware of anti-discrimination laws that prevent employees from obtaining personal information that should not be considered as part of a hiring decision and avoid inefficient use of staff time with this manual process. All social media screening policies should be handled through a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)-compliant program.
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