Almost every applicant in today’s world has a sizeable social media presence. This usually takes the form of numerous accounts on platforms like , Twitter, Tumbler, Instagram, and others. These accounts are a treasure trove of information on an applicant’s beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. You can learn a lot about an applicant by checking out their social media profiles and activity.
The temptation for most recruiters is to simply dash to the applicant’s social media accounts and begin scanning for information. Some even force the applicants to hand over the login credentials to their social media accounts. After all, given that the information on social media accounts is readily available, why not look it up yourself?
Social Media Profiles Like Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn Are Monitored For Any Client Defined Parameters.
Performing due diligence before making hiring decisions is the best way businesses can protect themselves and their assets. This results in frequently turning to potential employees’ social media accounts for information. It is true that social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter can tell you a lot about a person’s character and even their judgment; after all, these accounts are where most users are generally more forthcoming verbally than they might be during a typical interview process. A quick look at a potential employee’s Social Media Profiles would allow the Organization to draw certain conclusions about the candidate that may not be possible with just a regular resume. The parameters could cover aspects like sharing of sensitive company information, drug abuse, illegal activity, explicit sexual misconduct etc.
Our Investigation Team would access the candidate’s social media profiles and gather information based on a set of guidelines mutually agreed upon by both the Client team and our team. These are done with due consent taken from the candidate.