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What are social media background checks?
Last Updated: 25th February, 2020
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Then, do background checks check your social media?
Unlike most background checks, they don'tverify positive job-related information. If you are amongthe whopping 70 percent of employers that use socialmedia background checks in order to screen new hires, take thisas a wake-up call.
Beside above, is it legal for employers to check your social media? However, employers still need to follow otheremployment rules. Antidiscrimination laws. An employer wholooks at an applicant's Facebook page or other social mediaposts could well learn information that it isn't entitled to haveor consider during the hiring process. This can lead toillegal discrimination claims.
Beside above, what social media do employers check?
According to employers who use socialnetworking sites to research potential job candidates, what they'relooking for when researching candidates is: Information thatsupports their qualifications for the job: 58 percent. If thecandidate has a professional online persona: 50percent.
What can background checks reveal?
Generally speaking, a background check foremployment may show identity verification, employmentverification, credit history, driver's history, criminalrecords, education confirmation, and more.