Inquirehire Offers Pre-Employment Social Media Screening Services to Employers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Helen Funkhouser   
Monday, 19 March 2012 07:17
Inquirehire is pleased to announce an important new social media screening service that will help
employers acquire valuable public information about employment candidates.

Traditional background checks protect employers by revealing an applicant’s past behavior. Social
media screening provides additional protection by revealing an applicant’s current behavior. The
Inquirehire social media screen can identify several areas of concern for employers including violent
activity, illegal activity, racism/intolerance, and sexually explicit material. Social media screening is
offered in 3 levels to suit each employer’s specific needs; basic, comprehensive, and executive.

The Inquirehire social media screening service utilizes advanced technology to search more than 200
websites for information based on each employer’s specific criteria. A trained analyst then reviews all
material for job relevance before finalizing the report, which normally takes 48 hours to complete.

Studies indicate that many employers already conduct their own social media checks on employment
candidates. But the use of internal resources puts the employer at risk because they cannot “unsee”
protected class information. The Inquirehire social media screening service redacts protected class
information so the employer is protected. This service has been reviewed by the Federal Trade
Commission and has been certified to be compliant with the FCRA and Title VII.

“At Inquirehire, we help employers optimize every hiring decision”, says Jim Sweeney, President of
Inquirehire. “Social media screening provides valuable public information in a fully compliant manner,
and that helps employers make better hiring decisions.”

About Inquirehire

Inquirehire is headquartered in Davenport, Iowa and operates nationally. Inquirehire provides
talent acquisition systems, applicant screening and evaluation services, and on-boarding
systems. All Inquirehire solutions are integrated, web-based, and fully configurable to meet
the needs of organizations of all sizes and types. For more information about Inquirehire, visit

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