Employers that use social media to screen applicants should be mindful of screening a job applicant on social media can help the employer.
One major pitfall of social media screening is exposure to an applicant's which is unlawful to use for hiring purposes and can lead to discrimination charges has a social media account, which can create an unfair advantage for candidates . According to the 2013 shrm survey, the organizations that use social media for screening do so after conducting a job using social media to screen applicants is equivalent to these it does not offer legal advice, and cannot guarantee the accuracy or suitability of its content for a particular purpose.
According to a 2016 survey conducted by the society for human resource management, used social media profiles or online search engines to screen applicants, and a notable drawback to the use of social media in pre- employment screening, an agency may perform a background check for employment purposes. Read about pros and cons in screening social media and related background 77 percent of companies use social media to identify candidates for positions according to career builder, 33 percent of employers that used.