Data Facts Background Screening Blog

My Applicant Posted WHAT on Social Media?!

Posted by datafactssolutions

Jul 16, 2013 9:54:12 AM

When it comes to screening an applicant’s background, knowledge is power. The more knowledge a company collects about an applicant, the better that company can be at discerning whether or not the applicant is a good ‘fit’.

As more and more people sign on to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and the many other social media sites available, hiring professionals are becoming more tempted to take a peek at the information before hiring an applicant. Who can blame them? There is virtually a goldmine of potentially valuable information to be gleaned from a person’s profile, blog, photographs, or collection of tweets. Companies could benefit greatly by knowing about an applicant's online presence up front.

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Topics: Data Facts blog, social media screening, Pre-employment screening, NAPBS accreditation, Background screening, Employment screening policy, 2013 hiring, social media, Hiring, NAPBS, background screen, background check, wordpress blog

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~~Susan McCullah is the Marketing Project Manager/ Background Screening Division for Data Facts, Inc, a 25 year old Memphis based company. Data Facts Inc -an NAPBS accredited company- is a leading provider of employment screening solutions. Check out our website for a complete explanation of our services.