Employee social media behavior has become a big issue for many businesses, and social media exposure is becoming an almost daily occurrence. Over the past few years, the public has witnessed several people lose employment and livelihood over a horrible social media post. We’ve seen; Roseanne Barr’s tweet about Valerie Jarrett James Gunn’s Twitter comments about rape and pedophilia Robert “Skippy” Carroll’s tweet addressing businesses that don’t support the police There are hundreds of these
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Studies show that there are close to 250 million social media users in the US.  Included in that sum are 85% of high school students. Over 70% of those high school students check their social media profiles at least twice a day. 2020 has shown a shocking increase in reports of social media bad behavior. Reports of racist comments, threats, encouragement of violence, and other inappropriate behavior are reported daily. With social media usage steadily
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In a standard job application, you would typically receive a one-page resume and a handful of information about the potential-hire. Still, wouldn’t you like to know more about that person’s character? When it comes to educators (especially in a Christian school), we have the highest of expectations. This hire will be expected to educate and interact with children on a daily basis- arguably one of the most impactful jobs. How can be you be sure
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Maintaining a good reputation is essential for any business, but it is imperative for a church. When church employees fail to uphold the standards that are consistent with the church’s standards and beliefs, it can result in a damaging blow to the church’s credibility. There are numerous public examples of social media’s ability to amplify bad behavior, including issues related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and other online wrongdoing. Many of these situations can be avoided
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In 2017, 84% of Protestant pastors reported that their church used Facebook as their primary online communication tool. (Source: LifeWay Research)   With the social distancing and safer-at-home realities of COVID-19, this percentage will increase on all social media platforms.  “Online church” is part of the new normal, and social media is a significant portion of “online.” As more and more churches, and their parishioners, turn to social media, it’s only natural to assume the social
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April 30, 2020

Post COVID-19 Social Media Screening

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2020 is undoubtedly an unprecedented time for businesses. COVID-19 has had a significantly negative impact on employers and employees. Even more unfortunate is the number of businesses that have closed with the looming concern regarding if and how they will reopen. Equally unfortunate Is the employees who were furloughed or lost their jobs We Will Come Back One thing that is certain; the Covid-19 virus cannot destroy is the American entrepreneurial spirit. Businesses that closed
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Twenty-five years ago, social media influencer wasn’t a career title, personal mistakes weren’t plastered online for the world to see, and communication wasn’t instantaneous and reactions even faster. In 2019, however, the world is well aware of how quickly information travels. While social media has provided us with an effective way to share products, memes, and opinions, it can also spotlight offensive behavior. According to Pew Research Center, in 2018, 88% of 18- to 29-year-olds
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Between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, it seems that almost everyone is accessible through social media. While the general public thinks of social media as a platform for airing personal opinions, preferences, and photos, it can also serve as a useful tool for hiring managers. Screening social media accounts provides employers with insight into how well a potential new hire would fit with their company and reduces the risk of making a poor hire. Screening
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Social media screening is becoming part of the mainstream background check process, similar to criminal records, financial history, and credentials.  As evidence of how mainstream it has become CareersBuilders.com reported that 70% of employers use social media for candidate research. If you are considering using your staff (HR and recruiting professionals) to perform social media screening, there are numerous risks.   Not only can your company be questioned about bias, but this raises concerns of having
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Social media codes of conduct and policies can protect your business from the dangers of damaging online behavior if they exist and communicated to your staff and employees. The importance of these guidelines continues to rise because the frequency of social media mistakes and wrongdoings has increased. The Pew Research Center reports that nearly 70% of adults use social media.   A Bambu survey revealed that 7 in 10 people check social media at work. 
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