Background Screening Expert Jason Morris To Discuss How to Legally Utilize Social Media in the Recruitment Process at SHRM Talent Management Conference

CLEVELAND — April 27, 2015 — EmployeeScreenIQ President and Chief Operating Officer Jason B. Morris will present “Social Media Background Checks: How to Legally Utilize Social Media in the Recruitment Process” at the SHRM Talent Management Conference and Exposition in San Diego on April 28, 8:15-9:30 a.m., and April 29, 9:45-11:00 a.m.

In today’s instant gratification world, employers can easily find professional or personal information on a job candidate with just a few clicks of the mouse. However, alongside that ease come real and rising legal risks that employers must be aware of when researching candidates on a social network or through a search engine.

Morris will share both the risks and rewards of screening job candidates online. Addressing the prevalence of social networks and search engines for screening and recruiting purposes, he will present recent statistics regarding employers’ use of social media in hiring. With the utmost concern for protecting organizations, Morris will also explain the legal considerations facing companies that turn to the Internet to check out job candidates, including critical issues surrounding privacy, discrimination and accuracy.

Morris, who has nearly 18 years’ experience in background screening, will present three important learning objectives for attendees that will help employers decide whether social media searches are right for them:
– Potential legal risks of screening job candidates using the Internet and social media
– How hiring managers can legally use online resources in the recruiting and hiring process
– The seven critical dos and don’ts for employers who turn to the Internet and social networks to research job candidates.

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About EmployeeScreenIQ:
EmployeeScreenIQ helps employers make smart hiring decisions. The company does this through a comprehensive suite of employment background screening services including the industry’s most thorough and accurate criminal background checks, resume verification services and substance abuse screening. EmployeeScreenIQ is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by less than two percent of all employment screening companies. For more information, visit