• http://www.hraskme.com Martin Birt

    BC privacy commissioner has also set out guidelines. http://www.oipc.bc.ca/pdfs/private/Guidelines-SocialMediaBackgroundChecks.pdf

  • http://www.workplaceviolence911.com Wbnixon

    Eric Meyers article is very well written in a straightforward manner that is easy to follow. He truly makes doing social media checks on applicants sound easy and simple. Thanks for breaking it down this way.

    Barry

  • Rob

    Good post, worth a read

  • Mel Kleiman

    Must read article. Thanks for the guidence.

  • Anonymous

    A very informative article. The author is correct in pointing out that a social media search may reveal ‘protected-class information’ about a job candidate and that employers must abide by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) if an outside screening vendor checks potential hires for them on social media. For more information and helpful tips about social media background checks, you can download a white paper from Employment Screening Resources (ESR) written by safe hiring expert Attorney Les Rosen called “Managing the Risks of Using the Internet for Employment Screening Background Checks” at http://www.esrcheck.com/Download/.
    Thanks,
    Tom