Are You a Social Media Snoop? The Ups & Downs of Social Media Background Screening

Nick Fishman

Social Media Background Checks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s employers are faced with a growing dilemma: whether or not to use social media to screen job candidates.

EmployeeScreenIQ’s latest article, Screening Job Candidates via Social Media: Reckless Practice or Savvy Strategy?takes on this timely topic and offers you invaluable insights into three key areas of legal risk that accompany the use of these sites. This article also features advice for employers who do want to use social media for screening candidates, to ensure you won’t find yourself or your company in legal trouble.

For example, one guideline to consider when using social sites:

Don’t ask candidates for passwords. It’s already illegal to request passwords in six states, and 21 additional states are considering similar legislation. Asking for passwords may also damage your company’s reputation (if candidates start spreading the word) and its employment brand, making it harder for you to engage and hire top talent.

Don’t miss out on these 7 Do’s and Don’ts! Get your copy of Screening Job Candidates via Social Media: Reckless Practice or Savvy Strategy?

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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