Can social recruiting cause discrimination and equal opportunity issue

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Social media is changing the recruiting landscape. And while people are racing to figure out how to harness the power of social recruiting (and even define it), issues related to discrimination and equal opportunity employment are imminent. As you can imagine there’s information available on social networking sites that violates anti-discrimination laws. And, recruiting exclusively with social media can potentially lead to disparate impact. What does this mean? It means that it’s time to better understand the impacts of social media and the implications that it has on recruiting – and your recruiting program.

About NED: NED is a series of interactive, web-based discussions sponsored by Newton Software, makers of Newton, popular, easy-to-use applicant tracking software. NED showcases recruiting industry influencers and innovators who share their tips, tools, techniques and knowledge with our diverse audience. Whether you’re a recruiter, HR professional, business leader or someone generally interested in talent acquisition, we provide valuable information relevant to the business of recruiting. Tune in live or catch up when it’s convenient.

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Can social recruiting cause discrimination and equal opportunity issue

  1. 1. Can Social Recruiting Cause Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Issue?<br />lefttopSocial media is changing the recruiting landscape. And while people are racing to figure out how to harness the power of social recruiting (and even define it), issues related to discrimination and equal opportunity employment are imminent. As you can imagine there’s information available on social networking sites that violates anti-discrimination laws. And, recruiting exclusively with social media can potentially lead to disparate impact. What does this mean? It means that it’s time to better understand the impacts of social media and the implications that it has on recruiting – and your recruiting program.<br />During this special episode of NED we’ll discuss recruiting via social media and the potential for disparate claims impact claims with Dr. Stephanie Thomas, the Director of the Equal Employment Advisory and Litigation Support Division of Minimax Consulting.<br />When: Friday, June 18th at 8:30am PDT<br />Where: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/newton-software<br />Dial in to listen live: (646) 727-1372<br />Listen anytime: http://www.newtonsoftware.com/blog/category/ned/<br />About Dr. Stephanie Thomas: Stephanie Thomas is the Director of the Equal Employment Advisory and Litigation Support Division of Minimax Consulting. She specializes in the application of economics and statistics to questions arising in employment decisions. Dr. Thomas has more than a decade of consulting experience, and has provided expert economic and statistical testimony in federal and state courts throughout the country. She has published several papers in professional journals and regularly speaks on equal employment topics. Dr. Thomas is the author of a blog, Statistical Analysis in Employment Law, and hosts “The Proactive Employer” podcast.<br />About NED: NED is a series of interactive, web-based discussions sponsored by Newton Software, makers of Newton, popular, easy-to-use  HYPERLINK " http://www.newtonsoftware.com/" applicant tracking software. NED showcases recruiting industry influencers and innovators who share their tips, tools, techniques and knowledge with our diverse audience. Whether you’re a recruiter, HR professional, business leader or someone generally interested in talent acquisition, we provide valuable information relevant to the business of recruiting. Tune in live or catch up when it’s convenient.<br />

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