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Using Social Media in Background Checks

Posted by GuardChild Comments Off on Using Social Media in Background Checks

The vast majority of companies in the U.S use social media for hiring purposes. According to a survey conducted by Jobvite, 92 percent of companies say that these profiles were utilized as part of their recruiting and hiring process. Social media profiles can seem like an easily accessible, low cost addition to the background check process for potential employees. Before human resources professionals decide to tap into this resource for researching candidates, the legal implications of social media use in background checks must be thoroughly understood. Read more

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