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THE BLOG ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKING

TOPIC: social media

    January 18th, 2017

    Foreign visitors’ online activities get screened

    By John Mintz

    TOPICS: social media

    The Department of Homeland Security has added questions  to the official forms given to some U.S.-bound foreign visitors asking about their “online presence,”  including the social-media platforms they use and their usernames.  Although the paper and electronic forms don’t require that the applicants supply their online passwords, some civil-rights groups critical of the government action […]

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    October 13th, 2016

    Most employers check social media before hiring

    By John Mintz

    Background checking is about going down paper trails a person has left behind.  The trouble is that more and more of it isn’t on paper; it’s online.  Recruitment consulting firm CareerBuilder found in a recent study that in the pre-hire world, the number of companies checking on job candidates’ social-media personas grew from 52% in […]

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