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Caution Advised! The Use of Social Networking Sites, Search Engines and Web 2.0 to Screen Applicants

ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Philadelphia, PA

September 10, 2012


URL: http://www.asis2012.org/

Event: ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 10-13, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

Session #/Title: 2214 - Caution Advised! The Use of Social Networking Sites, Search Engines and Web 2.0 to Screen Applicants

Speaker: Attorney Lester Rosen, CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Time: 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM

Summary:

Social networking sites and search engines contain a treasure trove of information on job applicants. However, the unrestricted use of Web 2.0 for hiring by employers, human resources professionals or recruiters carries substantial risks. Examine the pros and cons of using online data, including discrimination issues, the use of legal off-duty conduct, privacy, accuracy and authenticity. Through case studies, review of legal decisions and viewing websites, recruiters and HR professionals will learn how these sites work, what information is available (including fake degrees and phony references), and the potential legal landmines and practical risks involved. Gain strategies for getting the information you need while minimizing discrimination or invasion of privacy complaints.

Speaker Bio:

Attorney Lester S. Rosen is Founder and CEO of  Employment Screening Resources (ESR) and the author of “The Safe Hiring Manual,” the first comprehensive guide to background checks. He is a nationally recognized safe hiring expert who was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the National Association of  Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and served as the first co-chairman. He is a frequent presenter nationwide and his speaking appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences for “ESR Speaks”
 


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