A Candidate’s Likes, Follows and Posts Could Have an Impact on Your Hiring Decision
Barada Associates believes that employers should have all relevant information about a potential employee to make the best hiring decisions. We use a three-tiered approach to reveal a candidate’s media footprint globally, locally and socially. Have they been in the news or on TV? Have articles been written about them? And, what does their online activity say about them?
As part of our Key Hire Research (KHR), Barada Associates scours relevant media platforms and tracks all pertinent information on a candidate. More and more employers are realizing that it’s smart to look at various media sources to find out more about potential hires. A 2014 survey from CareerBuilder showed that 51 percent of employers who research a candidate on social media found something that caused them not to hire the candidate.
Some employers worry that they’ll learn something about a candidate, like age, gender, religion or disability that is protected by discrimination laws. However, legal risk is mitigated by utilizing a trusted third party provider to ensure hiring decision makers aren’t being exposed to information that could be discriminatory.
A comprehensive media search may save your company time and money in the long run by helping you make a solid hire.