The Checks

Based on the 7 key Index measures of online behaviour (Social People Index), our Social Media Check utilises powerful screening and online behaviour evaluation tools designed to fairly and objectively assess a candidate’s social media profile over a 2, 3, 5 or 10 year period. The Social Media Check result is presented in an easy to interpret report which highlights potential risk to an employer without breaching the trust of the candidate.

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DISCOVER the Benefits

The Social Media Check report complements traditional employment screening by highlighting whether an individual’s social media and online activities are:

Potentially brand and reputation damaging

Showing undesirable characteristics

Encouraging illegal activities

Connected to or supportive of Proscribed organisations and
terrorist groups

Linked to lobby or advocate /
activist groups

Breaching company policy

Featured in adverse media and
news reports

Leaking or likely to leak company confidential information

Likely to have an impact on client relations

Likely to expose your organisation to instances of bribery, corruption
or fraud

A validation of career history on a CV

Employment decisions should not be based solely on the result of the check but considered in conjunction with other checks such as employment references, criminality checks and credit checks

PROFILE the Key Features

Designed to provide fast, accurate and powerful online behaviour assessments

Combines human research with powerful software programs UNVEIL 

Automatic coverage of 200 social and professional networking sites, and millions of web pages including vlogs, blogs and mobile specific Apps

Checks undertaken by highly trained operational researchers, experienced in the use of online searching and in the use of an extensive range of social networking and other sites

Searches designed to exclude the use of all protected characteristics

Identifies potential social media ambassadors for your organisation

Affordable services with high ROI

Eliminates the future cost of re-recruitment following internet
related disciplinaries

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PROTECT the Business Case

Discrimination: Remove the risk of discrimination which is prevalent when carrying out your own online searches.

Legal Compliance: Abide by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents employers asking or referring to protected characteristics

Professionalism: Follow the recommendations of the CIPD by using SP Index as your 3rd party for social media background checks

Objectivity: Remove the risk that recruiting managers might be influenced by protected characteristics or other irrelevant online content

Trust: Avoid damaging trust with future employees by measuring all candidates using the same criteria

Resources: Eliminate the internal time spent researching candidates’
online profiles

Cost: Outsource to SP Index specialists to achieve high quality, low cost social media screening

Knowledge and Skills: Allow our expertise in online searching and behaviour analysis to deliver high quality, objective, and relevant checks

Accuracy: Allow our unique 3-layer matrix Smart Searching to ensure accurate matching of a candidates’ content across a wide online landscape

Depth and Coverage: Reveal more in-depth and relevant online content across a much wider online spectrum

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