Social Networking Employee Screening: Top Issue

EmployeeScreenIQ which offers screening services for mid to large size employers has released its top nine issues for employers to watch out for in 2011.  “Hiring controversies due to social networking.”

They make the point – which is just one of many in this thicket of potentially litigious issues – that employers need to be aware that information on many social networking sites is not verifiable so if an employer relies on this Internet information to deny someone employment, they may have opened themselves up to lawsuits.

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