Skip to comments.Background check company will store your social networking slipups for 7 years
Posted on 06/20/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT by decimon
In a world where potential employers will almost certainly toss your name into a search engine before considering you for a job, we should all be very careful about what we put online. However, sometimes we slip up, leaving a nasty smear on an otherwise pristine social networking persona. Now, thanks to a ruling by the FTC, background checking services can store those unfortunate moments for up to 7 years after you've deleted them from the web.
A company called Social Intelligence which provides background checks for companies during the hiring process recently drew ire from would-be employees due to its practice of building detailed files on applicants. The company keeps these records, which can contain embarrassing pictures or comments that have long since been deleted, in case they are requested by other potential employers in the future.
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Eye on you ping.
Does this include bulging crotch shots...
This is hilarious.
Keep pressing. Keep pressing. You know, decimon, when you are dancing with a rattlesnake you better make damn sure you have his head firmly pressed down with that stick before you reach down with your Oldtimer to cut his head off.
The shame is that a guy like Weiner will always have a job while Joe Pudd may lose out on a job for some foolish things he's said.
A coworker got in trouble for putting job site photos on his facebook page. My guess is that businesses are more worried about that than whether you bared you bottom to humanity.
They need to be sued....
The P-51 Mustang went from sketchbook to 100 per day production in less than six months. It now takes a decade to do the same.
We miss you Howard Hughes. Corporate management thinks they are legislators.
Thank all the information gleaners out there for refusing employment to our best and brightest because they did something stupid once or twice, leaving us with the mediocre and uneventful with good credit ratings who obeyed parking laws and never got into a bar-fight over a woman.
We are truely a soul-less nation.
“Background check company will store your social networking slipups for 7 years”
They got these books in heaven see, and they get opened. And in them are records of everything you’ve ever done, good or bad...
Even speeding tickets can now derail your career !
> Thank all the information gleaners out there for refusing employment to our best and brightest because they did something stupid once or twice, leaving us with the mediocre and uneventful with good credit ratings who obeyed parking laws and never got into a bar-fight over a woman.
Everything. IOW full context, a complete picture. None of this selective outrage, kneejerk reasoning, or blind dictates.
2 Samuel 24:13-14
13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.
14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
Hit the nail right on the head. :) God bless you...
I appreciate companies not wanting to draw negative attention to themselves and thus avoiding certain hires. With social media so many people freely link their personal and professional lives in a permanently public way. This wasn't a problem in days gone by. It's so much easier for people to look into who you've employed and the liabilities that my arise are not inconsequential.
We already see problems with the HR intelligentsia making stupefying decisions not to hire people who have been unemployed for a longer time during the Obama depression. I find that shameful.
You also can't not participate in these social sites because that too sends up a red flag for HR, particularly in tech jobs, where it's expected you'll have a public 'record' or trail of some kind online.
We may been some reforms to limit liability, restore some common sense to encourage hiring.
Glad I have no Facebook or tweeter page or My Space, etc. They’ll have themselves a blast backgrounding me.
You are on FR, no job for you.
Get in the rail car with the rest of us...
People who are bold and courageous enough to do big things with big opinions, and fail, should not be excluded from the game. When you do that the game becomes listless in a dead sea.