Social Media Screening

The benefits of social media screening

Social media screening has become increasingly important for employers in recent years. As social media platforms have grown in popularity and usage, so too has the potential for these platforms to impact a company’s reputation and bottom line. Inappropriate or offensive social media activity by an employee can lead to negative publicity, loss of business, and even legal repercussions. Conducting screening of social media as part of the pre-employment process can help companies avoid these potential risks.


Attract the right candidates for your company

By evaluating a candidate’s online presence, employers can gain insights into their behaviour and character, which can be crucial in determining whether they are a good fit for the company. Social media screening can also help employers identify potential red flags, such as evidence of drug or alcohol use, aggressive or violent behaviour, or discriminatory views.

Social media checks on current employees

Social media screening is not limited to pre-employment, as employers can conduct periodic checks on current employees to ensure alignment with company values and policies, especially for those in high-profile or public-facing positions.

Allowing applicants to review and cleanse their social media profiles can also help ensure compliance with laws and regulations related to privacy and discrimination, as it gives them a chance to address any potential issues and avoids any legal or ethical challenges that may arise.


Compliant social media screening

It’s important to note that screening should always be conducted in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including those related to privacy and discrimination.

Employers should also ensure that their screening processes are transparent, fair, and consistently applied across all candidates and employees.

Social media screening from CI Screening

At CI Screening, we conduct social media searches with the applicant’s consent. Our search scans both publicly available open-source data and private social media accounts, evaluating seven risk categories that may impact the candidate’s suitability for the role.

Any relevant content found in each category is marked as a ‘red flag,’ and all the red-flagged content is supported with evidence, actionable, and documented in a report. Our seven risk categories include extremist groups, swearing and profanity, negative sentiment, hate speech, violent images, potential nudity, and toxic language.

Mitigate reputational risks

Social media screening has become an important tool for employers looking to hire the best candidates and mitigate risks to their reputation and bottom line.

By evaluating a candidate’s online presence, companies can gain valuable insights into their behaviour and character and make informed hiring decisions.

Social media screening can also be used to monitor current employees and ensure that their online activity aligns with the company’s values and policies, as well as monitor their welfare. A thorough and compliant social media screening process can help companies build a strong, ethical, and successful workforce.

Why choose CI Screening?

Fast turnaround

Our typical turnaround time for pre-employment screening reports is just 10-15 working days. However, the actual turnaround time may vary depending on the specific requirements of the screening package and the complexity of the screening process.

We are here to support and help businesses like yours vet potential candidates quickly and reliably. Get in touch with us today and we will be able to give you an timescale for checks to help you reduce the risk of hiring for your business.

Experts in screening

CI Screening is part of the Conflict International Group who have been providing international surveillance, technical and security services since 2008. We have extensive global reach and local language capabilities, allowing us to rapidly return accurate international checks.

We offer a wide range of pre-employment and screening checks bespoke to your needs to ensure you are recruiting the right person or check you still have the best team on board.

Customised services

We can customise our professional screening services to meet your specific needs. We offer a range of screening packages and individual checks that can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Our team will work with you to understand your needs and develop a bespoke screening solution that meets your needs. At CI Screening we deliver an efficient and flexible service that can be seamlessly integrated into your business.

Compliant checks

Our screening processes are fully compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

We also adhere to industry standards such as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Employment Practices Code so you can be assured that when you choose CI Screening your business and your employee data is in safe hands

Can we help?

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your hiring goals.