Screening social media profiles is quickly becoming a popular tool for uncovering potential areas of workplace concern. Getting a complete portrait of the person you plan to hire is more critical than ever in an evolving workforce culture, and social media sites can efficiently supplement more traditional background screening programs.
Consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) work to identify the best sources of information that would be likely to include concerning information about an individual and then follow strict data quality and reporting guidelines that comply with the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and related state laws. These laws specify what is reportable and can legally factor into hiring decisions. Social media is now included under these guidelines to protect employers and their staff.
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