How to Legally Conduct Social Media Background Investigations to Protect Your Company from Risk

Tuesday 12:45 – 1:45 PM

Session Description

Companies can reduce risk by thoroughly vetting applicants and monitoring current employee risky behavior. Social media background investigations are an effective way to minimize the risk of a negligent hire. Proceed with caution when utilizing this emerging technology to spot red flags. Factors to consider include protected class information and FCRA compliance. This presentation will review how to legally conduct social media background screening to protect your company and avoid a lawsuit.


Mario Pecoraro

Mario Pecoraro is President/CEO of Alliance Worldwide Investigative Group. The company specializes in background screening and insurance investigations. A member of NAPBS, Alliance employees hold FCRA Advanced Certification. Pecoraro presents at SHRM conferences around the country and his blogs have been published nationally including How to Protect Yourself from FCRA Lawsuits, Best Practices to Prevent Workplace Violence, and Refining Your Background Check Strategy During Hiring. He was featured on ABC’s 20/20, and Your World with Neil Cavuto. He recently published his second book called “Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes,” and his company was twice named a “Best Places to Work.”