If you work for a large company, chances are there is a policy on everything from recruiting candidates to booking a holiday.
But does it have a policy on social media screening? This is a question that has been raised much more regularly in the past year or so, and companies have to make a decision on whether to have a policy, and what it should include.
The CIPD released a
guide on pre-employment checks
last December, which included how a business should approach social media screening, which should be a go-to resource for any company considering implementing their own policy.
It also acknowledged the growth of social media screening, and the report said: “Recent research conducted by the CIPD showed that two out of five employers look at job applicants' online activity or profiles on sites such as Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn at the recruitment stage.