Session Details

Googling Job Applicants

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Employers are increasingly using the Internet to gather information about job applicants from social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. This session will highlight the risks incurred as well as offer recommendations for employers when Googling information about potential employees. Topics covered include: 1. What is legally permissible in the search process 2. What are some of the benefits versus pitfalls by using this process 3. What the motivations are for searching and methods for analyzing information obtained from the Internet


Joe Bontke, Outreach and Training Coordinator, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Houston District