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Recruiting via Social Media and the Potential for Disparate Impact Claims

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Social media is changing the recruiting landscape. And while folks are racing to figure out how to harness the power of social recruiting, issues related to discrimination and equal opportunity employment are starting to loom. As you can imagine there’s information available on social networking sites that may violate anti-discrimination laws. And, recruiting exclusively with social media can potentially lead to disparate impact. What does this mean? It means that it’s time to better understand the impacts of social media and the implications that it has on recruiting – and you. During this episode of NED we’ll discuss recruiting via social media and the potential for disparate claims impact claims with Stephanie Thomas. Dr. Thomas is the Director of the Equal Employment Advisory and Litigation Support Division of Minimax Consulting. She specializes in the application of economics and statistics to questions arising in employment decisions. Dr. Thomas has more than a decade of consulting experience, and has provided expert economic and statistical testimony in federal and state courts throughout the country. She has published several papers in professional journals and regularly speaks on equal employment topics. Dr. Thomas is the author of a blog, Statistical Analysis in Employment Law, and hosts “The Proactive Employer” podcast.

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