Background Checks in the Social Media Age

With the ever-rising popularity of social media networks, it is easy to find almost anyone’s information online. But when it comes to looking into a potential job candidate, is the information you find on these types of platforms what you should really be looking at? While it may be simple enough to search for someone’s name and check out their Facebook profile, this kind of search does not give you the same kind of relevant details that a background check can. Read on to find out more!

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Too often, employers today believe that they can rely on the results of a quick Google search to tell them everything they need to know about their potential employees. But while a social media profile might give insight into a person’s likes and dislikes, it says very little about their capacity to be a good employee. It is also important to note that in their social media profiles, people are expressing aspects of their personal life far more often than their professional life. By and large, what your employees do on their own time is irrelevant to the mechanics and daily functions of your company. So instead of being bogged down with irrelevant details, how can you find the information you need to determine whether or not you should extend an offer to a job candidate?

With background checks conducted by a professional service, you can find out what you need to know about an employee’s past. Their work history, their educational background, their criminal record: all of these details come through with a background check and help inform your hiring decision. Unlike a social media profile, background checks provide information specific to an employee’s work ethic and qualifications. Get in touch today to find out more!

AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

Learn more by visiting our website or calling us at 1-800-469-4473.Check us out on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest as well.

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