Lapses in Traditional Background Checks Give Way to Advanced AI-Based Social Media Screening
Employee background checks have become a common idea and practice in most modern-day organizational hiring practices. Whereas most companies in the world understand the importance of conducting such background checks, very few take the right steps required in ensuring that the checks conducted are as effective as they ought to be. Traditional hiring practices entail that workers are subjected to some primitive form of background checks through referrals. The fact that these checks were not effective implies that workers get away with criminal activity for which they should be penalized.
The emergence of modernized and more sophisticated background fact-checking concepts through the use of social media screening has revolutionized the manner in which background checks are conducted. FAMA has been on the forefront through the use of technology solutions to ensure that hiring workers from a wide pool is as seamless and effective as possible. FAMA’s hiring solutions ensure that each organization can specify its criteria and cut-off when conducting the background checks. It also uses in-depth index-based social medial checking tools to scour the applicant’s social media platforms for any indications that could raise a red flag to indicate that a particular candidate is unworthy.
The development of FAMA’s concept of social media screening has come at a point in time when traditional background checks have been proven ineffective. Online social screening has been proven to provide detailed and more accurate results that corporates have been missing out on. With the use of technology in screening, social media background checks now act as a safety net for nabbing even of the most nimble criminals who may masquerade as genuine.
The application of this concept has in the past proven to be highly resourceful. For instance, FAMA’s solutions have succeeded in nabbing over 130,000 cases of gross misdemeanor that conventional background checks have not been able to detect. With such cases ranging from criminal behavior to bigotry, and sexual-related offenses, it is clear that the use of social media screening is a revolutionary 21st-century advancement that matches the challenges and requirements of the modern-day.
The idea of background checks has never been as highly essential as today. Organizations’ human resource departments are not the only establishments that need the concept. Other arms of government such as security departments also need to appreciate the importance of the concept of social media screening. Owing to its in-depth analysis that can be fine-tuned, social media screening can be used by security bodies to evaluate persons seeking entry to a country to determine various attributes such as their inclination to terrorism, sexual abuse or their position and personal views on other social issues.
FAMA has come out strongly on this concept and has worked with various governments and security agencies in the past. In a sample case, FAMA’s artificial intelligence-capable social media background systems were able to scan over 70,000 employee data for clues on classified attributes. According to the results of the evaluation, a particular employee who had passed interviews and background security checks and clearances was found to be culpable for anti-Western ideologies through their content on social media. The advanced checks probably saved the company and the nation a potential disaster. This case is a perfect instance as to why more organizations need to embrace and implement social media background check solutions available in the market today.