If there’s anything high-profile media storms have taught us, it’s that brand is everything. Organisations like Google, BrewDog and Goldman Sachs know all too well how much social media can fuel this fire, but are people as savvy when it comes to their personal brand? 

Checking someone’s Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram is a common part of getting to know someone better. As a result, it is now routine for some companies to ask for and check a candidate’s social media accounts when recruiting. 

With the line between personal and professional so often blurred on these sites though, where should employers draw the line when screening through social media? 

This webinar, in partnership with HireRight, will explore the use of social media as part of recruitment screening, by asking: 

• How to avoid bias and be ethical with social media screening  
• What to look for on candidates’ social media 
• What to do when you find something negative on a candidate’s account 

Take part in this HR Lunchtime Debate live on Tuesday 14 June at 12:30pm by signing up here – if you’re not free at the time, remember all our webinars are available on demand so you can catch up at time to suit you.
Beau Jackson
Deputy editor, HR magazine
Caroline Smith
VP, deputy general counsel, international - HireRight
Caroline Smith has been with the HireRight group for over 10 years and is deputy general Counsel for HireRight’s International business (EMEA/APAC region). Smith assists in the negotiation of contracts across the region and leads the international business compliance function advising on a range of issues including data protection and regulatory updates.
She is a UK qualified lawyer with over 18 years’ experience and prior to joining HireRight, she was with Herbert Smith and Clyde & Co working on a range of complex international corporate, corporate insolvency and commercial matters.

Alastair Gill
Founder, Alchemy Labs
2019 HR Most Influential wave-maker Alastair Gill is the founder of HR consultancy Alchemy Labs. Former head of people at UK mobile network Giffgaff and senior HR advisor at the London Borough of Hillingdon, Gill is an award-winning speaker who specialises in building innovative cultures, through employee experience, people strategy, leadership development and wellbeing.
Kelly Thompson
Assistant Director, Head of HR, Association of British Insurers (ABI)
Kelly Thompson is head of HR at the Association of British Insurers (ABI). She previously held the same role at the Financial Ombudsman Service where she was responsible for all policy and ER matters including the approach the organisation took to background checks for over 400 new recruits each year.
Jo Gallacher
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