From Likes to Lawsuits – The Risks of Engaging Social Media in the Hiring Process

Thursday 12:30-1:30 PM

Session Description

Social media continues to integrate itself into all of our business process – including hiring. More and more employers now use social media as a tool for screening applicants (whether or not they want to admit it). But what happens when you look at an applicant or an employee’s social media profile and see something you don’ like? This presentation focuses on the risks involved in making employment decisions based on social media content.

Learning Objectives

  1. Current trends in hiring through social media
  2. The inherent risks of making decisions based on social media content
  3. The role of the FCRA, EEOC, and NLRA in the decision making process
  4. Policy considerations and best practice guidelines for HR professionals and hiring managers


Darren Dupriest

Darren Dupriest is an thought-leader in the employment screening profession and a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. He regularly presents on topics related to compliance and coaches HR professionals on the best practices to use in today’s employment landscape.