Online Recruiting & Hiring:
Legal Risks & Best Practices

Online Recruiting

Do you Google candidates' names or check out their profiles on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn before you hire? Do you know the new legal risks of advertising on social media and online? And what if you learn that a current employee has tweeted racist comments – can you fire him?

The new tools of online recruiting and hiring have created shocking legal risks for HR, employers and management. Don't hire (or fire) another employee until you know the legal risks and best practices of e-hiring!

On Friday, May 3, our new fast-paced webinar will teach you how to use these online tools to hire smart and stay out of legal trouble.

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You'll get definitive, practical answers to the challenges you're dealing with right now, including:

  • What's the line between prudent due diligence and illegal discrimination or invasion of privacy?
  • Which social sites you should be using in your hiring outreach – and why
  • How to advertise openings via social media without triggering a lawsuit (the EEOC is targeting employers who inadvertently discriminate with their online ads)
  • What you can and cannot do with candidate information you find online (based on actual court cases)
  • The policies – and best practices – you need to make sure hiring managers aren't doing their own unauthorized searches
  • What the EEOC, DOL, NLRB and FCRA say you can and cannot do
  • The difference between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. – and how to handle each one
  • Which questions you can ask employees and applicants about their online activities – and which you shouldn't
  • Are current employees' violent or racist postings mere "venting" … or warnings of workplace danger that you need to act on?

On May 3, discover how to draft a social media policy for all employees to follow – one that minimizes your legal risk and maximizes your chance of finding and retaining the best workers. You'll learn how to respond to common social media revelations (for applicants and employees) such as:

  • Disclosure of criminal behavior, offensive conduct or extreme political beliefs
  • Obvious disclosure of disability, race or other protected characteristics
  • Offensive commentary that would violate your company standards (sexist, racist language and the like)
  • Bad-mouthing present or past employers

The new rules of online recruiting include many legal landmines. In just 75 minutes, you'll learn how to navigate this brave new world to stay in compliance … and out of trouble!



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
The HR Law Weekly

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  • Friday, May 3rd
  • 1 - 2:15 p.m. ET
  • 10 - 11:15 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.