Companies can reduce risk by thoroughly vetting applicants and monitoring current employee risky behavior. Social media background investigations are an effective way to minimize the risk of a negligent hire. Proceed with caution when utilizing this emerging technology to spot red flags. Factors to consider include protected-class information and FCRA compliance. This session will review how to legally conduct social media background screening to protect your company and avoid a lawsuit.
- The importance of creating a social media policy for employees to provide direction and set expectations.
- Best practices for conducting social media background investigations that are thorough enough to protect the employer but are FCRA compliant.
- The types of social media findings that can legally result in a termination versus protected-class information and employee/applicant privacy considerations.