President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the National Labor Relations Act on July 5, 1935, well before World War 2, in the midst of the Great Depression, and when big coal, steel and railroad companies held sway over employees. And the NLRA is still at work and affecting Social Media Background Checks today. Roosevelt […]
Virtually every employer does some sort of online investigation of employment candidates these days, whether formal or informal. It’s just too easy and helpful. News flash: Some employees stretch the truth on resumes. A Social Media Background Check can often shed light on off-resume positive or negative factors.
Employers are often disenchanted by negative postings, even […]
From Huffington Post, November 2015:
An Oregon Department of Justice investigator conducted digital surveillance on supporters of Black Lives Matter, searching the movement’s well-known hashtag as part of a threat assessment investigation, state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum revealed in a letter Tuesday.
“When I initially heard about this incident I was appalled,” Rosenblum said in her letter, […]
Ever hear of the old Nostrum: “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail?”
And it’s time to plan for dealing with social media usage by employees. Like it or not, your employees are all over social-media sites, blog spots and more, so it’s time to address this.
An employee social media policy is often detailed in a […]
Three Parts of Our Secret Sauce for Social Media Background Checks
There is no telling where the next Social Media Background Checks will lead. Sometimes we encounter people with a sprawling Internet presence and thousands of postings, and for some people there is barely a trace.
A good Social Media Background Check is not at all an […]
Uber has been upended in recent times for several issues, not least of which is the character of its drivers, and Uber’s ability to determine whether driver applicants are “uber” or “unter” par.
Uber seems in a blitz these days to get more drivers on the road, perhaps to clinch its hold on markets around the […]
Has anyone not heard of the Ashley Madison fiasco? And what are the implications for employers and the use of their equipment, systems and employee time?
Just in case you live on Mars and haven’t heard, Ashley Madison (according to www.ashleymadison.com) “is the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters” … “the most famous […]
Why do employers reject candidates after internal or third-party social media online investigations? There are actually some pretty solid reasons for this – reasons that just about anyone would consider valid. Findings of concern have included postings or blog entries where the candidate . . .
Bad-mouthed previous employers, vendors, clients or co-workers. (So how long […]
When conducting Social Media Background Checks internally, in general, it’s better to wait until later in the hiring process before conducting these searches. At this point, you’ve already met for at least one interview, and therefore already know a lot about the candidate, such as race and gender. And even with this knowledge, you are obviously […]