Social Media Checks

A Guide to Integrating Social Media Checks in Your Recruitment Practices and Policies

Given the current number of vacancies in the job market and the number of individuals qualified to fulfil them, staying ahead of the competition is essential. UK employers are now standardising the inclusion of Social Media Checks in their hiring process. In our latest blog, we’ll look into the nitty-gritty of how you should incorporate Social Media Checks into your recruitment practices and policies.


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The Dangers of In-House Social Media Checks

In this blog we explore the pros and cons behind going in-house and look at some important aspects that you should consider when deciding whether to outsource or not.

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Exploring the Advantages and Drawbacks of Integrating the ‘Dark Web’ into Employee Social Media Checks

Read this blog to learn more about what the ‘Dark Web’ is and what we consider to be the advantages and drawbacks of including it in our checks.

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The Ethics of AI-Driven Social Media Checks

Explore the growing influence of AI in social media, the potential consequences of automated content moderation and the vital role of a social intelligence team in contextualising AI findings.

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The Power of Social Media Checks

From sharing personal moments to professional networking, social media offers a multitude of opportunities. However, when it comes to the workplace, the impact of social media can extend beyond personal interactions. Read our blog to find out more.

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Teaching job applicants asked for social media usernames

Read our blog post which delves into the recent headlines about teachers being asked to provide their social media usernames.

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The Apprentice and Social Media

Check out our blog on BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ and how Social Media Checks can provide a wealth of insights that can help you make informed decisions about your next hire.

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Should you give your future employer your social media usernames?

Read our blog that explores the topic of whether or not you should share your social media handles with potential employers.

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Press Release: SP Index launches Decorum 3.0 – the ultimate social intelligence tool

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our latest software version Decorum 3.0. Read this blog to find out more.

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PRESS RELEASE: SP Index sees significant growth

SP Index sees significant growth as more and more organisations add Social Media Checks to their staff background checking process. Click here to read our full blog.

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Online Privacy –What does it tell us?

We are often asked by our clients what they should read into a candidate whose Social Media Check shows a high level of privacy. Are they trying to hide something, perhaps using aliases?

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This blog outlines the process for Safer Recruitment and explicitly states which checks are required for new members of staff.

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Getting better at recruiting Care workers

The CQC regulations say that persons employed for the purposes of carrying on a regulated activity must be of good character. Click here to read our full blog.

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Higher Education Study

There are over 600,000 teachers in the UK and nearly 250,000 higher education staff — a huge number of people, all in a highly responsible position. Click here to read our full blog.

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