Should we do social media checks as part of our background investigations?
Employing social media searches can be a great addition to a thorough background investigation. It’s often possible to tell a lot about a person from a quick check of their social media accounts. When it comes to making hiring decisions, learning a bit more about a potential employee by browsing their Facebook or Twitter account can be quite helpful. Ensuring that they are conducted within the guidelines of the FCRA is critical, however, to ensure your company is not in violation of an applicant’s rights.