Should You Use Social Media Sources to Hire Your Next Employee?
Social Media is defined as “forms of electronic communication (such as websites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personalized messages, and other content (such as videos)."
Here are some statistics, risks and rewards of using social media to screen job applicants:
Unless you want to increase liability for you and your company, we recommend not using social media as part of your hiring criteria. The breath of employment services that you do chose, should focus on an individual’s past career history or be centered around functions of the specific job the employer is hiring for.
Our recommendation is to use an FCRA compliant, Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) for pre-employment background screening to protect the candidate and your company. Any company that you choose, should have the resources to review your current program, help to align your organization with the best possible product mix and assist with keeping your company out of the path of liability.
About B&B Reporting Inc.
B&B Reporting, Inc. is an employment background screening company that was incorporated in June of 1995 by owner and CEO, Patricia Blankenship. Headquartered in Scottsboro, Alabama with our national sales office in Alpharetta, Georgia, B&B Reporting Inc. provides unparalleled background screening products and services to organizations nationwide and internationally. Our commitment to integrity, accuracy, quality research, and client satisfaction is what allows B&B to prosper in an increasingly competitive market. For more information about B&B products and services, contact: Sandra Christopher, National Sales Representative/Account Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 408-1012.