Do you google an applicant’s name? Beware!
You might conduct an innocent online search of social sites to learn more about a dog walker or your date for Saturday night. But when you click to the Facebook page of a candidate for employment, you’re triggering an invitation to an EEOC claim.
The post linked here uses simple language to describe an employer’s risk of informal reference checks on candidates for employment. Yes, you’ll have to give them your name. No, we’re not endorsing GoodHire, although they are one of our reference check agencies. Yes, the article is worth your time.