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In just a few short years, online social networks have grown from a novelty to one of the most powerful recruiting tools available to HR professionals. Now a fact of daily life for hundreds of millions of Americans, they offer intimate – and often instant – contact with potential candidates.
But every business tool has its challenges. With social networks, it’s making the most of what they have to offer while maintaining compliance with government regulatory bodies such as The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This paper will explore the impact of social networking on the hiring process, with a focus on legal risks and how to avoid them.