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Blog spotlight: Tip of the month: Guidelines for using social media as background checks

Nurse Leader Insider, November 15, 2010

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By Shelley Cohen

The Internet has proved to be a great resource for managers with the greatest challenge seeming to be finding the time to research all that is available to us. Along with medical and nursing resources, the Internet has become a social highway for individuals as well as organizations.

As the generation gap continues to grow, managers are continuously amazed to hear of personal concerns being posted to social networks such as Facebook. On one hand, some of these sites may provide an opportunity for “pre-screening” job applicants. A question raised on the other side is one of discriminatory action. What if you declined to hire a person based on a social networking site story about them and you later find out the posting was unreliable?


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