10 Reasons to not Screen Employees with Facebook
Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 8:19PM
Chris Moxley in Background Checks, Compliance, Discrimination, FRCA, Facebook, Hiring, google, social media, twitter

With Social Media becoming so prominent many employers are now checking facebook profiles on potential employees before they hire them.  I think checking this type of information is a slippery slope and I do not agree with it.  If you have a policy of doing this and do it on all hires it could actually create a worse situation for you.  It is easy to google someone or even log into your facebook account and check to see what might come up.  Here are some reasons I do not think this is a good idea:

If you read this and are still set on looking at social media, at least use a service that specializes in this type of check.  There are multiple out there but Social Intelligence is one that is being used by several companies now. 

 

Chris Moxley

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