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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 »

Have you considered using social media screening in the workplace?

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One of our partners, Sterling Talent Solutions, recently published a blog post about social media screening. Their post breaks down some of the potential risks of using social media during the hiring process. They also discuss ways of mitigating those risks. It is well worth the read, but here are a few highlights: Social media is… Read more »

Tips for maintaining social media after you’ve been hired

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Congratulations, you got the job! You made it through the interviews, the criminal and social media background checks, and the pre-employment drug test. You no longer have to worry about your social media and can go back to retweeting memes, right? Not so fast. Here are a few tips for maintaining social media accounts and… Read more »

Facebook privacy hacks that everyone should know

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Every few months, Facebook releases an update that tinkers with users’ privacy settings. It can be difficult to keep track of just who is able to view your status updates and photos. In some cases, your private thoughts might be a lot more public than you think. Here at Social Intelligence we review hundreds of… Read more »

How our social media hiring reports can protect your company

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In January 2016, We Are Social released a report showing that there are 2.31 billion active social media users in the world. It is not just millennials using social media either.  Everyone from parents to grandparents are on Facebook and Twitter these days. At this point it appears that social media is here to stay…. Read more »

Six instances where social media posts led to employee termination

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In this day and age, just about everyone has some form of social media. Websites such as Facebook and Instagram can be useful for keeping up with friends and family. However, users should be mindful of what they post. One wrong comment could have negative career ramifications. Here are a few examples of times when social… Read more »

Trump and Clinton fail Social Intelligence background checks

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Election season is winding down, and just about everyone has been buzzing about the respective presidential campaigns for months. In many ways, considering who to elect as president is similar to the process of vetting candidates for any job. Several weeks ago, CNET reached out to Social Intelligence. They asked us to complete an abbreviated version… Read more »