Social media has become a fundamental way billions of people engage with each other around the world. With social media’s importance in so many people’s lives, it’s not surprising that hiring managers view online content to learn more about their candidates. Social media checks can provide insights that help employers minimise risk and hire better quality candidates.
Make Better-Informed Hiring Decisions
Performing in-house online searches increases hiring complexity and introduces the potential for hiring bias associated with viewing protected class information, such as religion or disability. Sterling’s tech-enabled social media screening helps employers simplify their hiring processes and reduce risk while simultaneously promoting a more objective approach that avoids protected information.
Sterling leverages advanced technology to examine publicly available online content, including social media and other online sources, for potential misconduct while avoiding protected class details to help reduce bias in hiring decisions.
Our social media checks can be used across hundreds of languages and countries, to help you more easily achieve your hiring goals and foster a foundation of trust and safety for your entire organisation.
Our in-house compliance experts monitor new laws and regulations locally and across the globe to help you keep your program up to date with the changing regulatory environment, enabling you to hire anywhere with confidence.
The Social Media Imperative
With over 60% of the global population on social media, it’s become a norm for hiring managers to perform in-house online content reviews to learn more about their candidates. However, this practice can lead to inconsistent and potentially biased hiring decisions.
Of hiring managers have passed on candidates due to information found online
Admit to using social media to find answers to illegal interview questions, increasing company risk
Check social media to see if the candidate is a good cultural fit, introducing the potential for bias