Checking social media sites when hiring? Proceed with caution

Law remains unclear and there’s the potential of running afoul of human rights

The use of social media is rapidly growing at a time when issues related to privacy are under discussion in all areas of employment — especially background screening. For employers and hiring professionals keen to make the best possible talent selection, while protecting a company’s assets and reputation, it’s logical to assume they should gather as much information as possible about a job candidate.

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