Posts Tagged: social media background checks

Words to the Wise about Social Media Background Checks for Employment

The treasure trove of personal information that has collected on social media is irresistible. We know that both employers and employees are scanning the publicly accessible areas of Facebook and other sources to find the unvarnished side of their potential co-workers. This information comes with a downside. Employers beware. In an earlier piece on social… Read more »

What’s Not to “Like” About Social Media Background Checks?

The proliferation of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn create a haven of juicy details and information for employers seeking to narrow down a large field of prospective candidates or hone in on a final selection. How great it is to peer into the social world of a candidate’s Facebook page to view… Read more »

SHRM Survey Finds HR Avoids the Use of Social Media and Search Engines for Employment Screening

The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) released the findings from part two of a series of surveys focusing on the use of social media in the workplace. The survey of 541 randomly-selected HR professionals within the job function of recruiting/staffing sought to discover how social networking websites and search engines are used by HR… Read more »