The Pros and Cons of Social Media Background Checks

You are in the process of interviewing candidates for a position and you have narrowed it down to your top 3. Typically you conduct background checks by calling references and verifying previous employment. But in today’s world where everything revolves around social media, it’s no surprise that Human Resources departments are turning to social media […]

#ThinkBeforeYouPost: FBI Warning

As more and more false alarms are popping up regarding school shootings and bomb threats, the FBI gets proactive in its defense of such action. Anyone thinking of pulling one of these hoaxes ought to think twice before doing so. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the FBI began a proactive social media campaign titled, #thinkbeforeyoupost. The […]

Social Media Helps Solve Cases

Do criminals want social media likes so badly that they will incriminate themselves? Apparently so. Last week a cocaine dealer’s student girlfriend helped police bust a major drug ring by bragging about her luxury lifestyle on Instagram. Emily Lock, 22, of Llanbradach, Caerphilly, earned less than $10,000 as a checkout worker at Lidl, but openly flashed designer […]

Workplace Harassment and Social Media

For decades, instances of sexual harassment have been brushed under the rug and business have only reacted when it’s “really bad” or “high profile.” But a staggering 1 in 5 Americans reports being sexually harassed at work and 75% of those who report their abuser experienced retaliation for speaking up. Thanks to social media and the #MeToo movement, […]

Social Media’s Role in Finding the Missing

Every three minutes a child is reported missing in the UK; across the EU that number rises to one child every two minutes. In the US, the FBI recorded almost 467,000 missing children in 2014, which is close to one reported every minute. In the US, milk cartons, posters, flyers, and traditional news reports were the main missing […]