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Social Media Risk Assessments

iFacts Social Media Risk Assessments set to change the way in which we vet candidates

Current figures indicate that over 6000 tweets are made per second globally, and 5 new Facebook profiles are opened every 10 seconds. On social media we all unwittingly tend to expose more than we would do in an interview. This gives a glimpse into the person that will enter your workplace and gives a good indication of whether they will fit the corporate culture of your organisation and if they could pose a possible risk to your organisation. All it takes is one person to gain media exposure and traction, costing an organisation millions in losses. Social media scandals cost South African businesses in excess of R500 million during 2016 alone. It is for this reason that Social Media Screening as a background-screening tool has grown extensively across the world. Figures indicate that when it is conducted internally, 76% of employers go to Facebook first as opposed to 48% who use LinkedIn.

iFacts has partnered with Farosian to provide a vital service tool for all employers – Social Media Risk Assessments.

iFacts offers a range of services that extend into every aspect of proactive and reactive screening, which a company requires for optimum employee performance, loyalty and integrity. Our exciting new service, which is available locally and internationally has major benefits to companies as it lowers the risks of bad hires, while matching the personality traits of the employee to the company culture. For employees it adds value to their CV, increases chances of a successful interview and enhances job security.

Just think of Penny Sparrow, Riaan Lucas and the many other individuals that have come under the spotlight for their social media escapades. Could one of your staff members be next?

The best approach is a proactive, stringent and comprehensive approach. iFacts removes the people risk so that organizations can go about their business with employees they can trust. Our suggestion is that you really should not wait until it is too late. Know your employee’s strengths and weaknesses so that your business can flourish. This is the best way to avoid being caught unawares.

Contact iFacts directly for more information and advice in this regard.

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