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Social Media and Hiring

October 19, 2016


Event: Webcast with Underwriter Montage

Title: If It’s on the Internet, Isn’t it Fair Game? Social Media and Hiring

Day/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:00pm–1:00pm EDT

Speaker: Attorney at Law Les Rosen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Employment Screening Resources (ESR).


Leveraging all possible sources of information when sourcing and screening is a hot topic for many companies and a best practice among skilled recruiters. However, before jumping onto the internet, employers need to be aware of potential pitfalls. What might seem like a strategic use of social media may be a fast track to trouble. And how does video play into this? Can an employer safely use video interviewing as part of their candidate screening without worry? This session will explore the legal and other issues a company should consider when evaluating social media, video interviewing, and other hot trends in information collection pre-hire.

Key takeaways:

  • Explore the topic of TMI (too much information) - What it means, how to avoid problem areas, the right and wrong approaches.
  • Dig deeper into video interviewing and background checking practices including applicable legal and EEOC opinions.

Certification Credits

SHRM has pre-approved this webcast for 1 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP? or SHRM-SCP? Certifications.

Human Capital Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP? or SHRM-SCP?.

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