Mike Fowler of Validity Screening Solutions to Present to SHRM-JC

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The risks of engaging social media in the hiring process

Mike Fowler, Validity Screening Solutions, will present to SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Johnson County members on the risks and compliance issues associated with using social media throughout the pre-employment process of recruiting and hiring.

While it may be quick and easy, there can be significant ramifications to using social networks in the employment screening or investigative process. Several federal laws including the FCRA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and even GINA govern the use of social media both before and after hiring. Mike’s presentation will highlight the risks involved when employers incorporate social media as part of the hiring process.

Attendees can expect to learn how to define “Social Network Background Checks” as outlined by the Federal Trade Commission, how to avoid FCRA violations made when information is obtained from social media, and how to understand the EEOC’s view on social information impacting employment.

This presentation will be held at the April SHRM-JC breakfast meeting on April 16, 2015 at the Ritz Charles Conference Facility in Overland Park, Kan. at 7:30am.

About Mike Fowler
Mike Fowler is a Communications Coordinator for Validity Screening Solutions, a premier provider of employment screening, drug testing services, and intuitive compliance technologies. He speaks on behalf of Validity and the screening profession to provide education on topics relevant to background screening. Mike has spoken at the Arkansas CUPA-HR State Conference, several SHRM chapter events, and hosted several HRCI Accredited Webinars.

About Validity Screening Solutions
Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, provides accurate employment screening and drug testing to companies who want to hire confidently. Founded in 1992, Validity offers employers nationwide a convenient, streamlined, and cost-effective approach to hiring by using the latest technology and providing every client a designated account representative that understands their business, its regulations, and requirements. Validity is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (2010, 2011, 2012), 2012 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year nominee, Inc.’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (2009, 2010), KC Small Business Magazine’s 25 Under 25® Award (2010), Ingram’s Best Places to Work For (2010), and Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City (2010). For more information about Validity Screening Solutions, visit http://www.ValidityScreening.com or call 866.915.0792.

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