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    Social Media Screening: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Posted 01/11/2017 by Debbie Lamb, Junior Marketing Communications Manager

    Social networking is one of the most popular online activities with high user engagement rates and expanding mobile possibilities. According to estimates, the number of worldwide social media users reached 1.96 billion and is expected to grow to at least 2.5 billion by 2018. North America leads the way with the largest penetration of social media users at 59% followed by South America and Western Europe. Pew Research Center discovered that in the U.S., women and men use social media at similar rates and where you live no longer plays a large role in using social media. It is estimated that US social media users spend 216 weeks on social media on their smartphone, 53 weekly minutes on PC and 50 minutes per week on accessing social networks via tablet devices. With this in mind, it probably comes as no surprise that social media is playing an increasingly significant role in the recruitment process. How much should employers depend on these networks to source and screen potential employees?

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  • 7 Tips for Screening Millennials, The Emerging Generation

    7 Tips for Screening Millennials, The Emerging Generation

    Posted 09/14/2016 by Debbie Lamb - Jr. MarComm Manager

    It is time to get to know Millennials. According to Pew Research Center, in early 2015, Millennials became the largest group in the U.S. workforce surpassing members of Generation X and Baby Boomers. Millennials, people aged 18-34 years old, will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025.

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  • Social Media Checks: A Not-So-Gray Area

    Posted 04/22/2016 by Chelsey Franks, Vice President – Investigations, Bishops Services

    You’ve likely heard or read something lately discussing the use of social media in gauging whether to do business, work with, or hire someone. It’s certainly the new frontier of a person’s reputation and public persona, which might make it worth taking into consideration in your vetting process.

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