Hirease, Inc. Launches Webinar to Help Companies Navigate Social Media Background Search Decisions

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Hirease addresses concerns about the legal implications of including social media in the background screening process.

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If a company wants the most comprehensive background screening report available, it will include social media. However, social media is not a science.

In a September 20, 2011 post entitled “Senators Worried Job Seekers Unfairly Harmed By Social Media Background Checks” by Forbes.com writer Kashmir Hill, Hill outlines a growing concern for companies that prompts the question of whether including social media in the background search process is skirting the law.

To help companies better understand the topic and its impact, Paul Dent, the CEO of Hirease, an award-winning and NAPBS® accredited background screening company based in North Carolina (http://www.hirease.com), and Tiffany Willis, Hirease’s in-house counsel, will present a web-based seminar and answer questions. The webinar, entitled The 5 Caveats of Social Media Searches in the Hiring Process, will help executives and hiring managers navigate the pitfalls of conducting social media background searches. The open to the public webinar, addresses issues that companies might face if they are considering social media as a component of a comprehensive background screening process.

Webinar details:
Title:        The 5 Caveats of Social Media Searches in the Hiring Practice
Hosts:         Paul Dent, CEO of Hirease, Inc.
                Tiffany Willis, In-house Counsel, Hirease, Inc.
Date:        October 26, 2011
Time:        11am Eastern
Registration:    https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/756609169
Cost:        Free

Willis remarks, “The reality of living in the 21st century is that social media tools are part of how we live, work and play. If a company wants the most comprehensive background screening report available, it will include social media. However, social media is not a science. We help clients evaluate the weight of information revealed in the background screening process when requested. We also encourage clients to look at an applicant’s entire background search report and not merely one factor.”

Hirease processes thousands of background searches a year and has a responsive Client Services department available to address concerns about background search solutions. For questions about the upcoming webinar, please contact a member of the Hirease Client Services team toll free at 866-693-1764.

About Hirease, Inc.:
Hirease is an Inc 500/5000 award-winning background screening and search company with points of presence across the United States. A proud NAPBS® member that has earned the coveted BSCC Accreditation, Hirease's philosophy is simple - treat clients like people, not like account numbers. Always on the cusp of technological advances and state of the art integration techniques, Hirease delivers a comprehensive solution for corporate and enterprise clients whose business goals include creating, implementing and managing every component of the pre-employment screening and applicant tracking process seamlessly. Hirease also offers a less robust direct-to-consumer solution for occasional background search needs. To discover a better way to better people, trust Hirease to deliver. Phone: 877-253-6330. Web: http://www.Hirease.com

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