Establish Social Media Strategy for Recruitment and Job Screening

Key Points

  • Social media can be a useful tool in the recruiting process but employers should be careful in how they handle information they find on a job applicant's personal social media account.
  • Do not attempt to gain obtain to nonpublic information, nor try to access information by contacting others who may have access to an applicant's personal social media accounts.
  • Be aware of discrimination laws as well as social media privacy laws when using personal information obtained on social media, such as race, age and family situations, during the recruiting and job screening process.

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