Using Social Media for Employment Screening? Think Twice!
Are you among the myriad companies looking to hire? Coming out of the last two years where many companies had to lay off workers due to COVID, companies now have new goals and recruiting plans. There is a large labor pool across the country. With so many people available, employers have choices and want to ensure they screen candidates carefully to get the best fit. Some employers are resorting to screening prospective employees through their social media. But beware!
Read on to learn why this can lead to problems, including discrimination claims, and how to avoid them.
Myths vs. Facts
MYTH: A person who is unemployed or who has a large gap in their employment history is lazy and just doesn’t want to work.
Employment Law Updates
FEDERAL/ALL STATE UPDATES
Join us for the next HR Help by Payroll People webinar on April 27.
Topic: Recruiting and Hiring – Avoid the Minefield and Discrimination Allegations
10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET (1 hour)
Whether you’re currently hiring or not, every employer needs to attend this webinar!
We’ll discuss new trends in states passing regulations on recruiting, such as salary disclosures, salary history bans, and “ban the box” laws, as well as tips on how to prepare a compliant job post. We’ll discuss common mistakes in interviewing that employers aren’t even aware they’re making that put them at serious risk of a discrimination claim.
Attendees will also learn how to properly conduct pre-employment background checks, how to determine if a conviction is sufficiently job-related to deny employment, and how to provide appropriate notice of adverse action based on a background check.
Be confident that you’re prepared for recruiting your next hire. Don’t unwittingly – and unnecessarily – open yourself up to a discrimination suit!
Event ID: 1014
Event Password: 9870