From a global pandemic to social unrest, the country has gone through a lot of changes in the last few months. At Good Egg, one thing we’ve noticed during this time as well, is an increase in demand for social media screening.
Our belief is that social media screening and monitoring has always been important. But in 2020, it seems to be more important than ever.
With that in mind, it’s also never been more important to understand what actions you’re legally able to (or should) take as an employer when you obtain information about an applicant or employee via social media. As with most things related to employment law, the answer isn’t always clear – and depends on a variety of factors.
Because of this, we want to make sure you’re educated on the correct way to conduct a social media screen. This will help ensure that you’re able to make educated background screening decisions for your business – without compromising your compliance. or giving rise to potential claims of discrimination.
Working With a Screening Provider
This is where working with a screening provider can help. When you work with Good Egg, we’ll monitor the social media profiles of the employees who work for your company and alert you any time we find information that could put your company, employees, or customers at risk. This includes flags for things such as hate speech, threats of violence, toxic language, violent images or drug-related images.
We’ll also run a pre-employment social media screen on all new employees to help you make the best hiring decisions and protect the reputation of your business.
Unlike checking these profiles yourself, our checks are done 100% compliantly with the removal of protected class information, so that your business is further protected from harm. This means you see only the information you’re supposed to see (i.e., demonstrations of racial intolerance that can negatively impact the workplace) – and none of the information you’re not (i.e., religion, familial status, sexual orientation, etc.)
At Good Egg, we’ll design a custom screening program for you that meets your business’ unique needs and helps provide the highest levels of protection during these turbulent times.