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Talent acquisition and recruitment leaders on social media screening: ‘We are wary’

Talent acquisition and recruitment leaders on social media screening: ‘We are wary’

There’s no denying, social media in background screening is currently a hot topic, but do talent acquisition experts think formalising social media screening of job candidates is a good idea? At a recent event for leading Australian recruiters, CVCheck presented on the topic of social media screening. Here, we outline feedback from the experts and reasons why many are cautious.

VIDEO: “What are your top tips for finding ideal candidates?”

VIDEO: “What are your top tips for finding ideal candidates?”

Over the last few months we have been out and about, networking and gaining insights from leaders in the Australian recruitment industry. In our new video series, we interviewed leading recruitment experts on best practices for finding ideal candidates. Watch this video for what they had to reveal.

CVCheck’s treasured asset: Meet Jack Penkin, Finance Manager

CVCheck’s treasured asset: Meet Jack Penkin, Finance Manager

We continue our series to introduce you to the finest people of our business. This week you can meet Jack Penkin, CVCheck’s Finance Manager, who has spent a long and awarded career in the industry.

VIDEO: “What’s more important: hiring for culture or experience?”

VIDEO: “What’s more important: hiring for culture or experience?”

Last week we started a series of interviews, recorded at a recent RL100 leader’s lunch in Melbourne, organised by The Recruitment Events Co. Australia and New Zealand. Each week, we post a video, seeking recruitment experts’ answer on a hot topic. Check what insights our experts had to reveal this week.

The GDPR and its effect on social media screening

The GDPR and its effect on social media screening

Last month we reported on the U.S. Government’s new visa procedure, which demands foreign visitors disclose their social media handles on their application. But not all governments approve of social media screening with the EU clamping down on the practice in recruitment. Here’s why.

VIDEO: “What are the top risks employees pose to your business?”

VIDEO: “What are the top risks employees pose to your business?”

At a recent RL100 event in Melbourne, hosted by the Recruitment Events Co., we asked recruitment experts what are the top risks employees pose to their business. Take a look at the insights they reveal.

Talent acquisition and social media screening: the pros and cons

Talent acquisition and social media screening: the pros and cons

These days it’s common practice to use social media platforms to review candidates in the hiring process. Assessing an applicant’s online profile, however, does come with a hidden set of dangers. Here’s what you need to be aware of.

STP: Why employers must be extra cautious in the data-sharing world

STP: Why employers must be extra cautious in the data-sharing world

As of 1 July 2019, Australia’s transition to Single Touch Payroll is complete. But do you know why employers who aren’t vigilant about visa checking could run into serious trouble?

Questions you should never ask in a reference check

Questions you should never ask in a reference check

Reference checking can be a legal minefield, so it’s essential you conduct due diligence to protect your company – and yourself. Recruitment expert Rachel Hill and lawyer Craig Sharp explain the legal obligations of reference checking.

You will now be handing over your social media handles when applying for a US visa

You will now be handing over your social media handles when applying for a US visa

Hoping to work or study in the United States? You might like to think twice about your social media posts because now, all visa applicants are required to disclose their social media user names.

4 data-protection tips for all employers

4 data-protection tips for all employers

Did you know organisations are potentially liable for data breaches related to the personal information they collect about candidates during recruitment? Here’s why data protection should be a top priority for all employers.

Savage advice for improving the candidate journey in hiring

Savage advice for improving the candidate journey in hiring

Does it matter what candidates think of your hiring process? Absolutely! Greg Savage explains why – and how to do better.

Why a personal development plan for all staff is necessary to grow your business

Why a personal development plan for all staff is necessary to grow your business

As the famous American author, salesman, and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said, “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.” Below we run through a simple what and how to plan for staff professional development if you are starting out.

Shocking Airtasker discovery: Fraudster sparky puts lives at risk

Shocking Airtasker discovery: Fraudster sparky puts lives at risk

For almost two years, a Queensland man posed as a qualified electrician to get work in households across Brisbane. Here’s how it happened and how it could have been prevented.

Which country is about to send CV fraudsters to jail?

Which country is about to send CV fraudsters to jail?

A new law in South Africa could see dishonest job applicants spend up to five years behind bars. So if you’ve got a few inconsistencies on your CV, perhaps now’s a good time to tidy it up?

“I go into bat for our clients”: Meet Esther Tamaalii Client Services Team Leader

“I go into bat for our clients”: Meet Esther Tamaalii Client Services Team Leader

After our staff profile last month from New Zealand, we’re back in Australia to introduce you to our very own Client Services Team Leader, Esther Tamaalii. Based in Perth, she makes sure our clients get the best care they can.

Bogus pilot finally grounded after 20-year scam

Bogus pilot finally grounded after 20-year scam

A South African Airways (SAA) pilot is facing criminal charges after it was revealed he’d been flying his entire career using a fake license.

CVCheck implements a paperless criminal record check process in New Zealand

CVCheck implements a paperless criminal record check process in New Zealand

CVCheck, in compliance with the New Zealand Ministry of Justice, has designed paperless criminal record and traffic checks. They are not only convenient but environment-friendly and faster.

Reference checking for cultural fit: How to do it and why it’s important

Reference checking for cultural fit: How to do it and why it’s important

A call to your candidates’ referees can help you determine whether they’ll survive and thrive within your organisation. But according to cultural change expert, Sandra Wood, from Great Managers, you have to know what you’re looking – and listening – for.

Diversity in the workplace: How taboos block workplace productivity

Diversity in the workplace: How taboos block workplace productivity

Sexual orientation and gender identity still seem to be workplace taboos with six out of 10 non-LGBTI workers believing it’s unprofessional to talk about these topics at work. On the International Day Against Homophobia, we explore how companies can create a more inclusive workplace culture.

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