Social Media Background Screening. Is It Right for My Company?
Emperor's Level: Emperor Ballroom
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
You will learn how to navigate through the legal and practical pitfalls of using social media as part of the hiring process.
Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on job applicants online. However, the unrestricted use of social media and search engines in the hiring process can be risky. This session will examine the pros and cons of utilizing social media, including what information is available online, discrimination issues, the use of legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy and authenticity. Learn strategies for getting the information you may need while minimizing the potential dangers. This session will help you:
· Learn how to use search engines and social networking sites to source and screen candidates.
· Understand the risks in using these sites.
· Uncover best practices for all stakeholders: employers, HR, recruiters and job applicants.
· Learn how to guard against fraudulent online degrees and job histories.