Social Media Screening

Social Media for Background Screening...
Are you using it legally in the hiring process?

The Reality: Social Media has fundamentally changed HR. According to, over 45 percent of hiring managers use social media research to validate or supplement information provided on a resume.

Social Media

  • Offers a treasure trove of information that can improve your hiring results.
  • Provides deeper insight into both professional and personal characteristics of candidates.
  • Can help identify negative behaviors and activities to safeguard the organization.
  • Uncovers positive attributes of candidates.

The Challenge: The legal pitfalls associated with utilizing social media in the hiring process should not be ignored. For example, a company can face liability issues under federal Jaw if a hiring manager is exposed to a candidate's "protected class" information during the screening process, potentially resulting in allegations of dis­crimination.

The Solution: FirstPoint Social Media Screening provides employers with the benefits of using social media for employment screening while reducing the legal exposure of conducting these searches internally.

  • Evaluates job candidates for negative and positive online activity based on client's pre-defined criteria.
  • Obtains job relevant information from social media sites while preserving fair and consistent hiring.
  • Combines automated Deep Web technology with manual, multi-tier analyst review.
  • Filters out information that is prohibited from the hiring process, complying with FCRA, EEOC, Title VII and state laws.
  • Provides active monitoring of current employees' online profiles.
  • Takes the guesswork out of deciphering unorganized Internet results.
  • Delivers simple, easy-to-understand results.

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