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Question: Is it Risky for Employers to Look at Prospective Employee’s Social Media Profiles? Answer: Not if Utilizing a Compliant Social Media Screening Solution!

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The challenge in considering social media information in the hiring process, is knowing what information you can use to make hiring (and firing) decisions without running the risk of discrimination claims.  Broadly screening social media can be problematic because information found online can carry legal risk and may not even be true.  However, according to a recent research report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 76% of companies said that they do use or are planning to use social media sites for recruiting. More than half of the employers responding said that social networking sites are an efficient way to recruit candidates.

Webinar - WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GOOGLE – Social Media Screening

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Webinar - WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GOOGLE – Social Media Screening, September 6, 2018 at 2 pm EDT. Are you looking at too much information on an applicant by looking at their social media profile?  Perhaps a photo or something blogged about is considered protected information such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, age and citizenship status which are all protected characteristics. If a candidate feels he or she was not hired because of one of these traits, that person can sue for discrimination.

Social media is a screening tool employers must use wisely.

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A Critical Industry Tool - Social media is a powerful communication tool that more employers are using as a means of vetting applicants prior to a hire. About four in 10 companies harnessed social media or online searches to screen job candidates in 2015, an increase from 33 percent in 2013, according to a survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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