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Social Media and Your Workforce: Potent Benefits, Easily Avoided Risks
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Social Media and Your Workforce: Potent Benefits, Easily Avoided Risks

Online Registration closes FRIDAY March 16th | Register by March 16th to ensure Early Bird discount rate

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Where: Residence Inn
6350 Hollister Ave
Goleta, California  93117
United States
Presenter: Bianca Lager, Social Inteligence
Contact: Chery Cerise, Chapter Administrator, SBHRA
(805) 259-3033

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In the world of employment, social media can feel like an unlimited resource of real time insight into a candidate and a cross section of legal landmines for violations of protected class information.

There are risks – both efficiency and legally speaking - to organizations performing a quick “Facebook search” in a sloppy or disorganized fashion. In moral sense, ethical correctness also applies to how a social media screening is done. Simply “Googling” an individual’s name could expose an organization and its employees to severe legal penalties, for example, by uncovering information that could lead to discrimination claims.

An effective social media background check through a Consumer Reporting Agency, liable to and governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), can reveal a range of disconcerting behaviors that should be carefully considered when evaluating a candidate for employment. Compared to background screens primarily focused on historical data, no other background screening gives you the kind of real-time behavioral data that social media does—uncovering potentially dangerous and hostile workplace safety concerns such as violent threats or bullying, intolerant or derogatory statements against groups of people in a protected class, potentially illegal activity, and sexually explicit material. These types of online behavior are potential per se violations of an employee code of conduct policy and have huge implications for damaging brand reputation.

The risks are very real, but with a little care they can be easily managed, and the rewards can be huge for any hiring firm. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to comply with these regulations if you follow a few basic procedures.


Join us when Bianca Lager of Social intelligence discusses the use of social media when hiring and  explores:

  • Areas of concern online for HR: What is relevant to a hiring decision and how to avoid protected class violations
  • How social media background checks can help reduce your risk for negligent hiring
  • Real life “hot water” examples of social media causing consequences for both employees and companies
  • What a thorough social media and online background search should include
  • Compliance rules for conducting an online screening
  • What pitfalls to avoid when scouting a vendor
  • Best practices to include in your social media background screening policy and how it should be communicated


  • 11:30 AM - Noon: Registration, Networking & Lunch
  • Noon - 1:15 PM: Program

Registration Rates

Early Bird Online

  • Member $40
  • Nonmember $55
  • Online registration closes FRIDAY March 16th
  • Register by March 16th to ensure Early Bird discount rate.


  • Member $50
  • Nonmember $65
  • Walk-ins accepted as space permits.

About the Speaker

Bianca Lager is the President of social media background screening company, Social Intelligence. By driving the vision for Social Intelligence to provide productive, ethical and innovative solutions for pre-employment background screening, she has spent her time working closely with CRA’s, HR associations and legal counsel groups across the nation on the dynamic legalities of social media and how to apply online behavior to employment decisions.

Bianca obtained an MBA from Pepperdine in 2015 with a certification from Pepperdine Law School in Human Resources and Dispute Resolution. Prior to that, Bianca spent several years as an HR and Business Manager in the highly regulated transportation industry before moving on to technology.

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