OPENonline and Social Intelligence to Present Webinar: What To Know Before You Google - Social Media Screening

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Employment background screening industry expert, Heather Browning, with OPENonline, along with Bianca Lager, President of Social Intelligence, present a webinar exploring the legal challenges of vetting candidates via social networks

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Social media has generated a lot of buzz and confusion in the HR world, raising unanswered questions and placing new hiring practices under the spotlight

The webinar will delve into "What to know before you Google - Social Media Screening" and will discuss the benefits and risks of using Social Media Screening in the employment background screening process. Register for the webinar here!

"The most popular question is what is too much information?" stated Heather Browning of OPENonline. "Employers need to be especially aware of TMI--too much information--when looking at candidates' social media". That's because recruiters and hiring managers could become knowledgeable about things that should not be considered for employment purposes.

"Social media has generated a lot of buzz and confusion in the HR world, raising unanswered questions and placing new hiring practices under the spotlight," said Browning. "With employment law constantly in flux and social media being a developing phenomenon, it's become apparent that many professionals in the industry are unclear about the legal implications of using social media in a candidate screening and recruiting context. Employers need to understand potential risks of discrimination, questionable accuracy, and privacy breaches. "

About OPENonline
OPENonline is accredited by the NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council and is the leading provider of background screening and investigative solutions, serving clients around the world, with offices throughout the United States. OPENonline offers a broad range of employment and drug screening, and employment eligibility verification services, including SelectHire(R), a one stop solution for employment screening. The company is dedicated to helping customers save time and money by providing background information that is current, accurate, and compliant with exceptional customer service. For more information, visit http://www.OPENonline.com or call 1-888-381-5656.

About Social Intelligence
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, the core team hails from the software and investigative industries. The founders have been innovating the data analytics industry for the last fifteen years. Social Intelligence strives to protect the workplace from harassment, prejudice, and violence by those publicly discriminating against federally protected classes on social media.

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