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Social Media Screening

Social media screening

Scanning the web for a candidate’s information can waste valuable time. It can take even longer to sift and sort through potentially concerning web content. Let us help you protect your brand and create a safe and welcoming work environment.

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Get insights on your candidate's online presence.

Social Media Screening is a broad search of publicly available social media profiles. It helps surface potentially risky online content on potential hires and current employees. Social media screening may help detect potentially risky content and glean character insights. Uncover web content that is potentially derogatory, hostile, coarse, or defamatory.

What web content is reported? 

  • Multiple social media platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, X (formally Twitter), YouTube, TikTok, Crunchbase, and other web content

  • Posts

  • Comments

  • Likes

  • Pictures

Social Media Screening report results

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Hire candidates that support your core values.

Create a safe and welcoming workplace with candidates that align with your organization. Verified Credentials can help identify candidates that post potentially risky content online.

Features of our social media screening include:

  • Conduct a broad search of public social media, including Facebook, Instagram, X (formally Twitter), YouTube, TikTok, and other web content.

  • Scrub out social media in a centralized, uniform process driven by business rules.

  • Objectively match profiles based on AI, which are reviewed by a human for accuracy.

  • Easily detect narcotics, violence, hate speech, harassment, and intolerance.

  • Respect candidate privacy by not prying into non-relevant and protected information.

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46% of social media checks

are complete in <1 day.

Frequently asked questions

Generally, it’s no different than how you conduct other background checks. Before getting started, some companies may consider:

  • Giving candidates a heads up

  • Defining what applies to the job

  • Knowing adverse action may look different

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Report contents can vary greatly based on the type of social media activity. Some reports may include links to found social media profiles related to the candidate or employee. If potentially concerning web content is found, we give you everything you need to know within your background check report. Results may include: source, date, type of action/post, content cited, and link.

Social media screening makes hiring great people easy.

Protect your brand and reputation with social media screening. It's an easy way boost your culture and staff well-being.

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