Are You a Social Media Snoop? The Ups & Downs of Social Media Background Screening
May 21, 2013
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?”
Related Content from EmployeeScreenIQ:
- Register for our upcoming webinar, The Risks & Rewards of Screening Job Candidates Through Social Media,on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT.
- Watch our latest Quick Takes video series release: Is a Candidate’s Profile Picture Worth a Thousand Words?