Jerry D. Thurber's Blog Posts Tagged 'social' (3)

Social Media search is not just about screening out—it’s also about screening in

A common misconception is that social media searches are only used to find negative information for screening out candidates. However, businesses using social media searches recognize these searches can be very beneficial in verifying positive affiliations, associations and activities. For example, a social media search can identify if the candidate is active in…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on July 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Social Media Background Check: 5 Things Not to Tweet

Tandem Select has been assessing the value that might be provided to both candidates and hiring managers with a social media background check. We think it is promising and have written several articles and blogs on this topic. A recent blog post addressed…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on May 18, 2011 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments

9 Steps if Considering Social Media in Background Checks

Face it, more and more hiring managers are admitting that they will look at a candidate’s social media profile at some point during the hiring process. And why shouldn’t they. There is a lot of valuable information to be gleamed from a candidate’s electronic footprint. A lot has been written about some of the pitfalls and problems with using this data, so I won’t hash over it here. My focus is on 9 things you should consider if you are going to adopt a strategy of using social media (social…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on May 2, 2011 at 1:18pm — 5 Comments

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