Sterling Talent Solutions, one of our partners, will host a webinar about Social Media Background Checks next week. The event takes place at 2:00 PM EST on Thursday, August 10th. We're excited to announce that Social Intel's president, Bianca Lager, will be co-presenting during the hour-long webinar. Make sure to register now so that you can attend.
What will the webinar cover?
The webinar will focus on the potential rewards and compliance risks of using Social Media Background Checks. This type of background check is particularly valuable for employers because it offers a comprehensive look at an individual's online presence. A candidate's social media accounts and profiles may contain red flag behavior that could make them a threat to workplace safety. That includes racist, illegal, violent, or sexually explicit behavior that likely wouldn't be revealed during a face-to-face interview. Here are a few of the topics that will be discussed:
-What to include in your company's social media policy
-How to avoid potential EEOC violations when using social media information
-Who you should consider running these types of reports on
-What is included in a social media background check
-How these reports can help minimize your risk of making a negligent hire
-Why you should consider using a third-party vendor
We hope you can make it to the webinar! If you are interested, but unavailable at that time, you can still receive the recording as long as you have registered. You can read more about mitigating the risks of social media screening here.
Contributing author: Caitlin Rogers