Social media in hiring: disparate treatment

A recent survey by SHL Previsor, “Global Assessment Trends for 2011,” indicated that 43% of responding HR professionals currently use informal social media searches as a hiring tool, while 28% use formal social media searches as a hiring tool. Two previous posts explored the legal implications of Terms of Service agreements as well as disparate… Read more »

Social media in hiring: disparate impact

In my first discussion of the legal implications of using social media in hiring, I addressed the relevance of the site’s Terms of Service. Whether we are utilizing the site to enhance our brand as an employer, advertise our open positions, hunt for passive candidates, or screen active ones, knowing the site’s Terms of Service… Read more »

Social media in hiring: terms of service

LinkedIn, twitter, Facebook, MySpace …. Social media and networking sites offer valuable tools for branding our businesses, advertising our career openings, and identifying prospective employees. The flip side of these powerful resources is the accompanying legal risks when utilizing them for the hiring process. In this three-part series, I’ll explore some of the legal implications… Read more »