Empployment Screening and Social Network Sites and Search Engines to Screen Applicants
April 27, 2010
Educational session for the 2010 SHRM Staffing Management Conference and Exhibition in
Caution! Using Social Networking Sites and Search Engines to Screen ApplicantsWorkplace Application: Learn how to navigate through legal and practical pitfalls and roadblocks when using search engines or social networking sites such as MySpace or Facebook to screen applicants.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. This session will examine the pros and cons of employers utilizing such tools, including privacy and discrimination issues. Through case studies 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.
Presenter: Lester S. Rosen, attorney at law, Employment Screening Resources, Novato, Calif.