Social Media As A Screening Tool
We are currently living in the 21st century where social media has continuously gained tremendous popularity for the last 10 years. This in turn has played an integral part in affecting most people’s mindset and way of life.
For employers’ perspective, they have noticed that the best practices in employment screening are changing. They not only conduct employment, reference and education checks but as well as comprehensive background check. As we continue to live in a technologically-advanced era, social media can be used as an initial background screening for candidates in order to determine whether or not they are fit for employment.
Social media outlets not only focus on personal habits but highlight behaviors that could raise serious concerns at the workplace. Through the online profiles of the candidates, recruiters may be able to determine if a candidate is involved in any radical organization, discriminates on race, religion, and gender, etc.
Social media screening prevents problematic new hires, which can uphold and further promote positive relationship among co-workers in the long run.