Social Media Employee and Recruitment Background Checks
Employment-related online social profiling is a background check powered by the Social People SP Index. This profiling technology developed by Social Media Consulting provides the foundation for the evaluation reports. Sometimes results are encouraging, sometimes they indicate the need for training, and occasionally they are alarming!
“Online social profiling reveals the truth behind an employee’s online words and actions along with the unsaid facts hidden behind each CV , and is entirely compliant with current legislation.” - Martin Hardy, CEO and founder of Social Media Consulting
Online social media checks on employees
The SP-Index reports the results of its social media checks in a short, easy-to-understand personalised document, whilst keeping organisations safely compliant with employment laws and regulations. It finds the digital footprints left by an individual and provides a series of key index related scores when compared against national benchmarks.
Thinking ahead, reducing risk and saving money
These online social profile checks are a much-needed response to the growing epidemic of expensive and irreversible mistakes that employees have made online. They have frequently resulted in
sackings and tribunals, attracting unwanted media attention. All this can be avoided by using one or more of the SP-Index services:
Role-based profiling and screening – improves the quality of talent matching.
Employee monitoring – enables you to take early action if required.
Training and education – many employees simply do not realise the consequences of their online actions.
Online social profiling
Our reports indicate to potential or existing employers if an individual’s social media activities:
- breach company policy
- are leaking or are likely to leak information
- could potentially damage your brand and reputation
- may have an impact on sales and customer relations
- confirm the details on their CV
- are encouraging illegal activities
- demonstrate undesirable characteristics which are unwelcome in the workplace.
Many employees now include the
SP-Index ratings on their CV's and LinkedIn