Social Media Screening

Why use Social Media Screening?

Because it can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Due to the current pandemic, most of the workforce has opted to stay home and wait for the stimulus check.  That puts the pressure on HR to pick the best available hires every single time, doing anything less can cost the company Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars.

A bad hire can be costly, that’s no secret to anybody that hires people. The DOL estimated the cost of a bad hire to be up to 30% of the employee’s potential first years earnings.

What is the risk factor identifier?

HATE SPEECH

Derogatory, abusive, and/or threatening statements toward a specific group of people typically on the basis of race, religion, or sexual orientation.

POLITICAL SPEECH

Statements considered relating to politics or governmental affairs.  This could include politicians, policies, or the political process. These often focus on specific issues such as abortion, environmental, immigration, etc.

INSULTS AND BULLYING

Name-calling or derogatory statements toward an individual about their physical characteristics such as weight, height, looks, intelligence, etc.

OBSCENE LANGUAGE

Profanity, cursing, swearing or in general crude or vulgar words and phrases.

SELF HARM

Indications of wanting to hurt oneself or take one’s own life intentionally

SEXUAL IMPROPRIETY

Includes expressions relating to sexual misconduct that could be considered sexually demeaning or sexual harassment.

TERRORISM/EXTREMISM

Statements expressing radical viewpoints typically related to politics or religion and considered outside of mainstream attitudes.

THREATS OF VIOLENCE

An intent to inflict harm or loss of another person’s life.

TOXIC LANGUAGE

A way of communicating that is considered to be rude, disrespectful, blaming, labeling or using guilt.

NARCOTICS

Statements related to drugs and alcohol use including slang words, street names, and phrases.

DRUG RELATED IMAGES

Images of pills, syringes, paraphernalia, and alcohol.  It may include smoking, drinking, and injections.

VIOLENT IMAGES

Images of disfigurations, open wounds, burns, crime scenes and guns/weapons.

EXPLICIT/RACY IMAGES

Mostly explicit nudity, adult content, pornographic content.

KEYWORDS

Flags posts based on matches (text or images) to custom keywords provided.  Keywords can be designated negative, positive or neutral.

Is it legal for a recruiter to run a social media screening on a potential candidate?

The short answer: Yes, BUT it has to be done correctly. If you’re tasked with making hiring decisions and you decide to look at an applicant’s social media activity on your own, you’re opening yourself up to potential problems, that is why you must have ACUTRAQ Background Screening to provide this service to you.

The costs of a bad hire are Monetary, Motivation, Production and Reputation, avoid this by acquiring ACUTRAQs’ Social Media Background Screening today.

Call (479) 439-9174 or Request More Information Below

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