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Dos & Don’ts of Screening Your Candidates Online


Should employers use social media to screen candidates? First, let’s take a look at how many in HR say that they use social media in the hiring process. A significant portion of employers do use social media but not for screening job candidates. Far fewer employers — just 20 percent — use social sites or online search engines to screen job candidates. Take a look at these three key legal concerns.

Your Job Candidate Has Criminal Record? Don’t Panic.


In fact, there are five key steps that will help you determine whether or not your candidate should be disqualified and, at the same time, how you can stay compliant with state and federal screening laws. Your focus should be on compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and anti-discrimination laws. Older age at the time of the offense or the time of release.