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    NCF-SHRM Monthly Meeting

    Date: May 10, 2012, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    Vanesa Canterbury
    AvMed Conference Room (inside main building)
    4300 NW 89th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 352-337-8648
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    Topic:  The 7 Commandments of using Facebook, YouTube, & Twitter as part of the Screening & Hiring Process


    The rapid rise of online social media has drastically & permanently altered the world of employment screening, & not always to the benefit of employers. This presentation is intended to help employers understand that even accurate information found online cannot always be legally used as a consideration in employment decisions.


    In this presentation we will:

     • Review specific cases in which information posted online reflected poorly on the applicant,

        the applicant’s employer or both.

     • Address the issues of identity and authenticity related to online information

     • Examine potential legal issues & other concerns related to using sites such as Facebook, Twitter,

        & YouTube as part of the employment screening process.

     Presenter:   Kevin Connell, CEO and founder of

    Kevin G. Connell is a renowned professional background screening expert, who is recognized for his expertise on negligent hiring, embezzlement, employee theft, & resume fraud in the workplace. He has spoken at numerous business, security, & HR conferences, & has provided testimony before the Florida Supreme Court twice. He is widely quoted, has had several articles published in magazines, has been featured on television, including ABC and Fox-News, & has been interviewed on more than 127 live talk radio programs.


    On the adjunct faculty of the University of S. Florida, Kevin has taught the course “Effective Employee Screening”. His “Hiring Right from the Start” seminar educates HR professionals on pre-employment screening techniques & makes them knowledgeable about how companies may legally obtain the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. Kevin’s expertise extends to providing expert testimony in workplace fraud, negligent hiring, the development of policies & procedures, as well as assuring a more productive & safer workplace.


    Kevin has an enduring passion for getting the message out to employers before they hire the wrong people for their companies.


    Professional Organizations:

    Member FBI Infragard                                                 National Speakers Association (SHRM)

    American Society for Industrial Security                       Better Business Bureau