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Social Intelligence employee spotlight: 7 questions with Sachi


This week we will continue our employee spotlight series by turning our attention to one of the longtime members of our Analyst team, Sachi. Keep reading to find out more about her. 7 Questions with Sachi What is your role at Social Intelligence? Social Media Analyst – I go out into the internet, find content and build reports…. Read more »

Social Intelligence employee spotlight: 7 questions with Macall


Last week we started an employee spotlight series to shine a light on our hard-working and talented employees. Our General Manager, Bianca Calhoun Lager, started off our first edition. This week we’ll get to know more about our Production Manager, Macall, who has been with the company for four-and-a-half years. 7 Questions with Macall What is your… Read more »

Company Update: Social Intelligence to attend upcoming conferences


Social Intelligence is pleased to announce that we are attending several upcoming Human Resources and Screening conferences. Our summer and fall schedule is filling up and we are looking forward to attending these events. Here is a full list of the conferences that are currently on the horizon: SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition – June… Read more »

What every employer needs to know about Social Media Background Checks


Here at Social Intelligence we consider ourselves experts in the field of social media background checks. Our specialty is pre-employment background searches. After locating a candidate’s online footprint, we search their content for four red flags: sexually explicit material, violent behavior, racism and/or demonstrations of intolerance, and potentially illegal activity. Our goal is to eliminate workplace safety issues…. Read more »

Questions to ask your HR department before running social media searches


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


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 »