Attorney and safe hiring expert Lester Rosen, Founder and CEO of background check firm Employment Screening Resources (ESR), will speak on the topic of ‘Using Social Networking Sites, Search Engines, and Web 2.0 to Screen Applicants: Caution Advised!’ on Monday, September 10, 2012, from 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM EST at the ASIS International 58th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information about Rosen’s session at ASIS International 2012, visit: http://www.asis2012.org/. “Employers and security professionals have discovered a treasure trove of information on potential job applicants through search engines and social networking sites such as Facebook,” says Rosen, author of ‘The Safe Hiring Manual,’ a comprehensive guide to employment screening. “Before delving into this information bonanza, however, interviewers must consider the risks and the veracity of the information. From a legal point of view, many pros and cons of using such tools have been documented.” Through case studies and reviews of actual Web sites, Rosen – who has spoken at the ASIS International annual meeting numerous times over the years – will show session participants how social media web sites work, what they contain, and what potential legal landmines could surface if they are used to screen job applicants, including charges of discrimination and invasion of privacy. Participants of ‘Using Social Networking Sites, Search Engines, and Web 2.0 to Screen Applicants: Caution Advised!’ will:
- Learn why security professionals use search engines and social network sites to screen candidates what is available online.
- Understand the risks in using these sites, including discrimination claims, rules concerning off-duty conduct, privacy and accuracy.
- Uncover best practices for the use of the internet by security professionals for recruiting and hiring.