The advantages of social media screening from Barada Associates are vast. From ensuring the quality of candidates to expediting your hiring process, our social media searches can revolution your pre-employment screening process and reveal both positive and negative information about your job candidates.
A recent survey from Career Builder found that 33 percent of employers that search a candidate’s social media profiles found information that made them more likely to hire them. Another 23% of employers say the information they found through a social media search led to the direct hiring of a candidate.
Common benefits of screening candidate’s social media include:
Matching Company Culture
Whether you’re viewing posts, videos, or pictures, a person’s social media content reveals a lot about their life, family, personal values, and so much more. By receiving information from their accounts from our team, you can see if a candidate would be the right fit for the culture of your company and have the values to be an active, productive team member.
Identifying Inappropriate Behavior
Most individuals in the workforce are aware of the unspoken code of conduct that drives professional settings. Unfortunately, there are times when other unsavory behavior is exhibited in the workplace that can damage the operations and reputation of your company.
While a candidate might not show any signs of this behavior in the hiring process, it could be present on their social media. A social media screening can identify if a candidate posts hateful, sexist, homophobic, racist, or other inappropriate words or behaviors that are a red flag for their future workplace conduct.
You want to see the good in everyone – we all do! It’s human nature. Sadly, there are many times when a candidate will falsify or place misleading information on their resume and application. While Barada offers in-depth background screening and reference reports to identify any falsities or unqualified candidates, our social media background checks can also help catch discrepancies in a candidate’s resume.
For example, maybe they list different education qualifications on their Facebook profile than on their resume.