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Social media: snooping in the recruitment process

Recruitment processes can only tell you so much about a job applicant. If an individual is active on social media, surely it is prudent for recruiting employers to examine their online profile to find out more? The practice of on-line screening is becoming widespread but, as Katherine Flashman Kitson, employment law specialist at Parnalls Solicitors in Launceston, Cornwall explains, employers need to be careful about when they screen and what they do with the information they obtain.

Be careful what you post on Facebook

Katherine Flashman-Kitson, Director in charge of litigation department, has recently been involved in a case which highlights the way in which social media entries and in particular Facebook can be used against parties in legal cases.