Social Media Background Screening. Is It Right for My Company?

2018 Talent Conference & Exposition
You will learn how to navigate through the legal and practical pitfalls of using social media as part of the hiring process.

Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on job applicants online. However, the unrestricted use of social media and search engines in the hiring process can be risky. This session will examine the pros and cons of utilizing social media, including what information is available online, discrimination issues, the use of legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy and authenticity. Learn strategies for getting the information you may need while minimizing the potential dangers. This session will help you:

·         Learn how to use search engines and social networking sites to source and screen candidates.

·         Understand the risks in using these sites.

·         Uncover best practices for all stakeholders: employers, HR, recruiters and job applicants.

·         Learn how to guard against fraudulent online degrees and job histories.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Lester S. Rosen

Lester S.

Lester S. Rosen is an attorney at law  and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a national background screening company.  He is a consultant, writer, expert witness  and frequent presenter nationwide on pre-employment screening. He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” (3d Edition 2017/826 pages), the first comprehensive book on background screening.  He served as the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA),  served as its first co-chair and received the PBSA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. 

Emperor's Level: Emperor Ballroom
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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