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Part 7: More About Social Media Screening

social networkingSometimes it’s surprising how many ways there are for an employer to get in trouble. You raised questions about outside screening, and about timing with the interview. It may seem unjust that you can get in trouble for looking at someone’s public profiles, but ... 

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Part 5: Background Checking

background checkingWhat part should social media play in hiring someone? Done cautiously, social media screening can be helpful. For the check of public presence, you must balance two risks. 

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Part 1: Prefield Screening - a statute with a cute little name

GINA is 7 years old now, but she’s not a sweet little girl. The acronym stands for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, passed in 2008, and it is intended to prevent employers from acquiring genetic information about employees and/or discriminating against them on that basis, particularly using that information in the hiring process. Sounds like a no-brainer. As we acquire more genetic information about ourselves, we don’t want it used against us. 

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