Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Using Social Media for Background Checks

Business.com / HR Solutions / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

According to one report, 20% of employers are using social media for screening purposes. Know the risks and laws around this practice.

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According to one study conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management, nearly half of all applicants have inaccurate information on their resumes and nearly a third flat out lie about their experience or education. 

How do you filter out these types and what should you look for when evaluating who to hire? 

Many employers are turning to social media for background screening purposes. But be wary because there are several risks and laws associated with using social media for background checks. Social media can be an excellent way to further qualify candidates and verify information, but you must follow best practices and stay up-to-date with the latest laws and regulations. 

The following whitepaper will:

  • Help you determine whether or not you should hire a firm to conduct background checks.
  • Explain the laws behind using social media for hiring. 
  • Offer some best practices and tips for using social media in conjunction with traditional background checks. 

 

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