SOCIAL MEDIA BACKGROUND CHECK

On the surface, social media checks probably sound like an easy enough task. But reviewing a person’s vast online activity in a thorough and compliant social media background check is not something that just anyone can do – including your human resources department. To properly mitigate the risk of social media activity impacting your brand, you should engage a professional screening partner with expertise in social media background checks and social media monitoring.

Reliable Background Screening’s social media background check solution will scour an applicant’s online activity for behaviors that could put your company at risk. It identifies and flags the following:

  • Hate speech
  • Insults and bullying
  • Obscene language
  • Self-harm
  • Threat of violence
  • Toxic language
  • Drug-related images
  • Explicit/racy images
  • Violent images

Most importantly, our social media background checks are conducted in a FCRA-compliant manner and redact protected class information, such as race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, and so forth. You get the insights you need to make better hiring decisions while protecting the job candidate’s right to privacy. Everything is delivered quickly and cost-effectively.

Identify employees and candidates that have exhibited undesirable behavior online by analyzing both text and images from a subject’s social media profiles.

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Reliable Background Screening has been the trusted source for risk mitigation for all your background screening needs, with unparalleled quality control and live-agent verified reports.

SOCIAL MEDIA SCREENING – Features and Benefits

  • Compliant with FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act – the federal law that governs background checks)
  • Verifies candidate using more than one identifier (identifiers such as name, date of birth and email)
  • Our unmatched artificial intelligence (AI) combines laser-focused computer data processing speed, coupled with human review to help ensure valid results are returned
  • Is available as a one-time social media background check, a continual social media monitoring service on current employees’ social media activity, and/or something you bundle with our other background check solutions
  • Provides helpful insights without prying on people’s personal lives – so you and your employees, team members and/or associates can rest easy

Our Social Media Screening integrates easily into your current background screening program, so it’s no extra work for you or your candidate!

WHY RELIABLE?

  • Unmatched Quality Control review of FCRA-compliant background screening reports will help ensure that any input errors do not result in invalid results
  • Partner with the major credit bureaus, with Canadian Credit Reports also available
  • Capabilities to research records from every county courthouse throughout the nation
  • Exclusive access to national and state data, including comprehensive motor vehicle records, eviction records, and criminal records for all 50 states
  • International criminal checks are also available
  • Personalized screening, with Customer Service Agents available weekdays
  • Secure online services tailored to your specific requirements available 24/7
  • A+ Accredited with the Better Business Bureau
  • Winner of the Sterling Award, honoring companies for quality service, integrity, and community stewardship

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A Social Media Background Check, that is compliant with the FCRA – the federal law that governs background checks – is when an employer or other organization obtains proper permission from the individual to perform a background check for some permissible business purpose, such as employee screening, resident or tenant screening, volunteer screening, franchisee screening and membership screening to name a few. The Social Media Background Check researches your online activity and the content that you post for others to see.
Employers and other organizations who want to comply with the FCRA, as well an array of other federal and state laws will obtain the services of a background screening company, which is also a consumer reporting agency (CRA) to obtain a Social Media Check. Of course, anyone who posts information to their social media profile that is public is allowing anyone else to view their information.
Many employers check social media of their employees and prospective employees. However, employers should be cautious about doing this, as it can put them in a precarious position, due to the risk of uncovering information about an individual being in one or more “protected classes.” This could result in a discrimination lawsuit, should the employer take any adverse action against the employee. This is why it is best to perform Social Media Background Checks, by engaging the services of a reputable background screening that is also a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA).
Employers should perform compliant social media background checks to uncover an individual’s online activity for behaviors that could put their company at risk. Compliant means utilizing the services of a reputable background screening company that is also a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA). Social Media Checks can identify employees and candidates who have exhibited undesirable behavior online, by analyzing both text and images from the individual’s social media profiles. These troublesome characteristics include: hate speech; insults and bullying; obscene language; self-harm; threat of violence; toxic language; drug-related images; explicit/racy images; and violent images. Social Media Background Checks need to be conducted in a compliant manner and should redact protected class information, such as race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, and so forth (this type of information can often be revealed in public posts, on Facebook and other social media platforms).
Employers should perform compliant social media background checks to uncover an individual’s online activity for behaviors that could put their company at risk. Compliant means utilizing the services of a reputable background screening company that is also a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA). Social Media Checks can identify employees and candidates who have exhibited undesirable behavior online, by analyzing both text and images from the individual’s social media profiles. These troublesome characteristics include: hate speech; insults and bullying; obscene language; self-harm; threat of violence; toxic language; drug-related images; explicit/racy images; and violent images. Social Media Background Checks need to be conducted in a compliant manner, and should redact protected class information, such as race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, and so forth.