By Les Rosen, Employment Screening Resources
2010 Trends in Screening — Trend Five: Lawsuits for Use of Social Networking Sites for Background Checks
In past posts, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has labeled the use of the internet and social networking sites as a hot topic. In 2010 and onwards, it appears very likely that litigation over the use of these sites will be the hot topic.
As ESR has described in past articles, discrimination rules apply equally to recruiters. And firms that use social network sites in a discriminatory fashion could find themselves in hot water if a recruiter spills the beans, or the recruiting practices results in a workforce that is statistically imbalanced. See: http://www.esrcheck.com/wordpress/775/the-rush-to-source-candidates-from-internet-and-social-networking-sites-2
Stay tuned to the ESR blog for updated information.
(Employment Screening Resources (ESR), a leading national online employment screening background firm, is releasing the “Third Annual Top Ten Trends in the Pre-Employment Background Screening Industry” for 2010. This is the FIFTH of the ten trends ESR will be tracking in 2010.)