Social media background checks

Discover Profile Protect


Based on the 7 key Index measures of online behaviour (Social People Index), our social media background 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 background check result is presented in an easy to interpret report which highlights potential risk to an employer without breaching the trust of the candidate.


DISCOVER the Benefits

The social media check Report complements traditional employment screening by highlighting whether an individualís social media and online activities are:

  • Potentially brand and reputation damaging
  • Showcasing 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

The check should only be run as a part of the employment screening process (post offer). 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 and DECORUM
  • Automatic coverage of 190 social networking sites, 25 professional networking sites, and >8 million 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

Airport, airlines, aviation suppliers

Airport, Airlines, Aviation Suppliers

Health & social care

Health and Social Care

Pre-employment screening

Pre-employment Screening



Independent & private school

Independent & Private Schools

Contact and call centers

Contact and Call Centers



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