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Questions to ask your HR department before running social media searches

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Last week we considered a few of the questions that we think would be valuable for an organization to ask their background screening company before they start running social media searches. Today we’ll go through some questions that a company should ask their HR department when considering whether it would be valuable to conduct social… Read more »

Why employers shouldn’t view candidate’s protected class information

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As social media usage continues to grow, more employers are starting to recognize the value of using social media as a tool to screen job applicants. A candidate’s online presence can reveal important information about their character. For the most part, potential employees put their best foot forward during a job interview. Yet they may… Read more »

Misconceptions about social media background checks

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Approximately 80% of employers conduct some type of pre-employment background checks on job candidates. Those reports typically include criminal checks, but many organizations are starting to look at an applicant’s social media too. In fact, CareerBuilder found that the process of using social media when screening job candidates has grown by 500% over the past… Read more »

20 ways to fail a social media background check

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Each week Social Intelligence completes hundreds of social media reports for companies who are screening their potential hires or current employees. We specifically look for anything that a candidate has posted that might make them a workplace safety threat. After scanning the internet and verifying that we’ve located the right person, we review their content… Read more »

Social Intelligence participates in Women in Tribal Gaming Symposium

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On February 13th, Social Intelligence attended the Women in Tribal Gaming Symposium held in Cabazon, CA. The event was a joint endeavor between Morongo Tribal Gaming Agency and the Tribal Gaming Protection Network, a professional networking group within tribal gaming. Approximately 200 tribal attendees participated in the symposium designed to “bring awareness to women in… Read more »

Social media background screening can protect brand reputation

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at the possible implications of a bad hire. We began by exploring financial consequences, and also considered threats to workplace safety. Today we’ll complete the series by focusing on the impact that bad hires can have on your company’s brand reputation. Social media posts can lead to bad publicity… Read more »

Social media hiring reports can improve workplace safety

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Last week we started a series examining the possible implications of a bad hire. We began by exploring some of the financial ramifications. Today we’ll focus on how bad hires can pose a threat to workplace safety, and how conducting social media searches can reduce those threats. Unfortunately, regardless of whether you have personally experienced… Read more »

Social media screening can reduce the financial implications of a bad hire

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Recruitment can be an expensive and lengthy process. Research shows that the average time-to-fill for jobs across all US industries has been rising steadily since 2009. It is important to find candidates who are a good fit for your company with the right qualifications, experience, and personality. Although it is a daunting task to find suitable… Read more »

Best practices for conducting social media background checks

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According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 60% of employers use social networking sites to research employees. That number is up from just 11% in 2006. More people are using social media these days than ever before, and it is becoming the norm for employers to use social media to screen their prospective job candidates. As a hiring… Read more »