Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender

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I knew that today’s title will get your attention. 

I’ve been waiting for someone to send me this question! I’m sure this reader’s note will resonate with many: 

I have a question regarding social media. Last year, we came across a candidate who had a number of recent social media posts expressing racially charged views. We decided not to move this candidate along in the selection process as these posts didn’t reflect our company’s values. Our thought process was:

1) They’re a reflection of our brand and we don’t want to be associated with those views and,

2) Those views probably

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