A recap of the “Avoiding the Biggest Pitfalls of Social Recruiting” webinar hosted by Newton, the leading applicant tracking system for small and medium-sized employers, featuring legal expert Jon Hyman.

If you are not using some form of the social web to recruit, you’re in the minority. According to a recent survey by Careerbuilder.com, 39% of employers use social media sites to research job candidates. The same survey found that 43% of hiring managers have disqualified a candidate based on the information they discovered on social media sites. Experts agree that regardless of how you use the information you find online, employers need to ensure that the information that they are using to make hiring decisions is lawful.

Here is a recap from a discussion about the legal and compliance aspects of social recruiting that every employer should consider.

Employment law expert, Jon Hyman, a partner in the Labor & Employment group of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz joined Newton’s  Joel Passen for a webinar in December dedicated to uncovering the biggest pitfalls of social recruiting. During this session, Jon shares expert guidance on how to safely obtain the information that your organization is using to evaluate job applicants. Additionally, you’ll learn about other emerging issues at the intersection of talent acquisition and social media.


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