A: Probably not: depending upon the situation, we’ll provide selected and redacted publicly available information. Otherwise, days or weeks would be required in some cases, to comprehensively review all content associated with a Social Media Background Checks subject. Note that we cannot provide information more than 7 years old. We can do more but the law […]
A: Based upon our awareness of your needs, our judgment of the search results and always remaining in conformity with state and federal law.
A: No, since we are only allowed to review publicly available information.
A: Updates are not advisable for legal reasons. Instead, it’s better to just do a fresh report. This is most common in monitoring existing employees, rather than recruits.
A: All the usual suspects (within the parameters set forth above) which often amounts to over 100 social media, blogging and online sites.
A: No, because we do not attempt to view non-public information, and in some cases even viewing all public information would take weeks. But our reports will help preclude negligent hiring exposures, support better hiring andpromotion decisions, and potentially avoid embarrassment from clients and other business partners.
A: We are classified as a Consumer Reporting Agency, and therefore all of our activities and reports are FCRA compliant.
Q: Do Social61 activities and reports respect the Terms of Service of the social media and other sites reviewed?
A: Yes, since we will not conduct a Social Media Background Check without the consent of the SMBC subject.
Q: Can a recruiter or employer conduct a Social Media Background Check directly; why do we need Social61 in the middle?
A: Asking your internal staff to conduct Social Media Background Checks is risky, since all needs to be in compliance with a long list of federal and state law. For example, if more time is inadvertently spent investigating one protected group over another – this could be a problem. Or if public posts or photos […]