Posts Tagged: Social Media Employment Screening

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 »

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 »

Should You Use Social Media to Investigate a Job Applicant?

If you use social media websites, like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, and others, to learn more about a potential employee you’re certainly not alone – but is this a wise thing to do? Like other forms of employment background screening that involve the use of publicly-available information, using what you find in a social media… Read more »