About the Author

Ben Offringa

Ben Offringa

Ben is the Marketing Manager for Social Intelligence. When he's not updating the world on social media screening trends, he keeps up on the latest news in theatre, music, and entertainment.

Stories by Ben Offringa

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law enforcement / social media screening / healthcare

Police Officers and Nurses Keep Getting Fired for their Social Media, But Why?

At this point in 2018, we’re all too familiar with the never-ending ousting of political figures...

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Risk management / FCRA Compliance / Privacy

The Hidden Dangers of Social Media Background Screening

You're in the hiring business, so you've probably heard of social media screening by now as the...

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First Amendment / social media / social media screening

Free Speech and Social Media: What Are Your Rights?

Social media has revolutionized communication in ways previously unimagined. It has also made...

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FCRA Compliance / Risk management / social media

9 Things You Need to Do Before Screening Your Candidate's Social Media

Even though social media has been around for nearly a decade, it's still uncharted territory for...

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Fall Hiring / social media

4 Fresh Ideas to Prepare Your HR Team for Fall Hiring Season

September to early November is one of the most active hiring periods of the year. Plugging...

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social media screening / brand reputation / social media posts / social stewardship

5 Ways to Groom Your Social Media for Employers

It’s no secret that social media has become one of the most powerful marketing tools available...

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Artificial Intelligence / social media screening

"Alexa, who should I hire?" Important questions about AI in HR

Where does AI fit in when it comes to your hiring process? It’s a good question and all the more...

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social media screening

Creating a Better Workplace Culture? Start with Better Screening Practices

Want to build a stellar workplace culture from the ground up? The secret to a thriving workplace...

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social media screening / employee termination / social media posts

Last Week: "Ambien Tweeting" and 3 Other Ways to Get Fired Through Social Media

You've seen it, I've seen it. We all know about the latest high-profile case of social media...

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social media screening / American Checked / webinar

Social Media and Your Candidate: What to Know Before You Google

According to a 2017 CareerBuilder Survey, about 70% of all employers in America search for their...

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