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Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants

Webinar with Avant Resources

October 20, 2011


URL: http://www.avantresources.com/store/events/using-social-networking-sites-and-search-engines-to-screen-applicants

Title:

Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants

Date/Time:

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 3:00pm ET (2:00pm CT, 1:00pm MT, 12:00pm PT).

Speaker:

Attorney Les Rosen, Founder & CEO Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

For more information or to register for this event, visit: www.avantresources.com/store/events/using-social-networking-sites-and-search-engines-to-screen-applicants .
 
Workplace Application:
 
Learn how to navigate through legal and practical pitfalls and roadblocks when using Web 2.0, such as search engines or social networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook to screen applicants.
Description:
 
Employers and recruiters have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants by using social networking sites, such as MySpace or Facebook, and search engines. However, the unrestricted use of these Web 2.0 could well land an employer, human resources professional or recruiter in hot water.  Just because it is online does not mean it is risk free or true.  This session will examine the pros and cons of employers utilizing such tools, including discrimination issues, legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy and authenticity. The use of these sites also has an impact on recruiters as well.  Through case studies, legal decisions and reviewing web sites, HR professionals will see visually how these sites work, what you may find, and the potential legal landmines and practical risks involved.  The session will focus on strategies for getting what you need while minimizing potential complaints for discrimination or invasion of privacy.

  • Learn major employers, human resources, and recruiters use search engines and social network sites to screen candidates.
  • What are the risks in using these sites?
  • Isn’t everything on the web fair game since privacy is waived once someone places something on the Internet?
  • How do discrimination laws and rules concerning off-duty conduct apply?
  • Uncover best practices for employers, job applicants, and college placement offices.


Speaker Bio:

Attorney Lester Rosen is Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a background check company accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). He is the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to employment screening, and is a frequent speaker nationwide on safe hiring issues. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded NAPBS, a trade organization for the screening industry, and served as first co-chairman.

For more information or to register for this event, visit: www.avantresources.com/store/events/using-social-networking-sites-and-search-engines-to-screen-applicants .


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