Background Check Expert to Present to the CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter

The Risks of Engaging Social Media in the Hiring Process

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (November 7, 2016) – Mike Fowler, Validity Screening Solutions, will present at the CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) Kansas Chapter State Conference on the risks and compliance issues associated with using social media throughout the pre-employment process of recruiting and hiring.

While it may be quick and easy, there can be significant ramifications to using social networks in the employment screening or investigative process. “Social media is a provocative new tool for screening applicants,” said Fowler. “It offers insights not available through traditional mediums, such as resumes and CVs. The problem is that you also gain access to a treasure trove of information that can’t be used in the hiring process. It’s often the case that once the can is opened, it cannot be closed. This presentation identifies these landmines before your organization steps on them.”

Fowler’s presentation, “From Likes to Lawsuits – The Risks of Engaging Social Media in the Hiring Process,” will highlight the risks involved when employers incorporate social media as part of the hiring process. Attendees can expect to learn how to define “Social Network Background Checks” as outlined by the Federal Trade Commission, how to avoid FCRA violations made when information is obtained from social media, and how to understand the EEOC’s view on social information impacting employment.

This presentation will be held at the CUPA-HR Kansas Chapter State Conference on November 10, 2016 at the Kansas State University Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kan. at 9:45 a.m.

About Mike Fowler
Mike Fowler is the Educational Services Executive for Validity Screening Solutions, a compliance focused employment screening, drug testing, and hiring technology provider. Mike leads Validity’s educational outreach through professional development content such as an HR focused compliance blog, speaking engagements, and the professional development webinar series – Hire|Ed.

About Validity Screening Solutions
Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, provides compliance focused employment screening, drug testing, and hiring technology to organizations who want to hire confidently. Since 1992, Validity has offered a streamlined and cost-effective approach to employment screening by using the latest technology and compliance standards. For more information about Validity Screening Solutions, visit or call 866.915.0792.