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July 29 2014

Recruiting and Pre-Employment Vetting in the Social Media Era - CIPD Publishes New Guidance for Employers

New guidance for employers on what constitutes good practice when conducting pre-employment checks on job applicants has been released by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. Drawing on consultations with HR professionals and employment lawyers, 'Pre-employment checks: an employer 's guide, ' offers advice to employers who are struggling to keep up with the pace of change in recruitment methods. These issues continue to make the headlines, and regularly focus on the debate over the right to privacy associated with employers checking job applicants ' activity on social media websites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter during the recruitment process.