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Social Media Background Checks

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Social Media Checks

Certn’s social media checks quickly uncover insights about a candidate’s online presence and values. Make informed hiring decisions with the power of personal insight.

Turnaround Time 1-2 Days
Recommended for Employers
Cost $44.99*

*Contact us to explore larger-scale packages and customized pricing.

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Go beyond the profile pages with Certn.

Unlock a candidate’s entire history.
Social media can say a lot about the suitability of a potential hire. With Certn, you’ll get a comprehensive report about potential risk indicators like hate speech, bullying, and illegal behaviors.

Build your employer brand on a bedrock of trust.
Certn provides a seamless, standardized hiring experience that ensures all candidates are treated equitably.

Eliminate bias in social screening.
Done with Certn, social media checks are always accurate and fairly represent each candidate. Done wrong, they can expose your business to legal risks and hiring biases.

What you get from Certn’s Social Media Checks:

List of Active Profiles

Online aliases and social media profiles.

Identified Risk Categories

Risk categories and keywords triggered by inappropriate content.

Sentiment Tracking

Tone of language used around identified topics.

Flagged Posts

Posts that match with risk categories and keywords.

List of Active Profiles

Online aliases and social media profiles.

Identified Risk Categories

Risk categories and keywords triggered by inappropriate content.

Sentiment Tracking

Tone of language used around identified topics.

Flagged Posts

Posts that match with risk categories and keywords.

Social media checks as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Certn is the easiest way to check your candidates’ backgrounds. There’s no setup fees, no minimums, and no hassle.

1. Select your relevant checks
Pick the products you need — and skip the ones you don’t.

2. Candidates complete checks online
A secure, encrypted link begins the verification process.

3. Your detailed verification report gets created
Results are consolidated and sent for your review.

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Get the world’s easiest social media checks with Certn.

FAQs

Social media screening analyzes public posts and public activity by a candidate. Social media screening identifies content with possible risk indicators, such as hate speech, insults, bullying, offensive language, violence, drug use, and potentially illegal behaviors. Other custom keywords can be programmed into searches. Done correctly, social media screening can give you more job-relevant insights into a candidate.

A compliant social media background check shows public content from job-relevant risk categories, which might include comments on Facebook that cite a specific racial slur or photos on Instagram that are flagged for violence. It doesn’t hack into, or scrape information from, private accounts. Not every post, picture, or comment is shown.

All you need to request a social media check is a person’s name and email address. Candidates will provide details of active profiles during the background check.

The process for the candidate is simple. Here’s how it works:

  1. The candidate consents to social media screening and has the option to provide their online profiles.
  2. The check searches public posts and content for predefined risk categories or custom keywords.
  3. Relevant content is flagged in a report – not every post, picture, or comment is shown.
  4. Findings are consolidated into a report with a relevancy rating to indicate whether content belongs to the candidate.

After the candidate successfully submits their background check, social media checks can be returned in 1-2 business days.

Our customers love our comprehensive background checks

Before, we needed local staff to carry out background checks for an individual. Now with Certn, we can have one person doing checks for multiple regions, and it’s all connected through one, global dashboard.
James Chan Operational Manager Fantuan
We looked at 8 different providers, and we’re so happy we made the switch to Certn! They were able to integrate with our ATS to deliver faster and cheaper background checks for MYOB, with a much better candidate experience.
Ed Smith Employee Experience Manager MYOB
Certn made it easy to navigate through the different sections of the screening process. I have used other screening platforms and found they can be difficult and confusing. Certn was simple and easy to use and took half the time of any other software I have ever used.
Chief Business Officer Capterra Reviewer 
Since switching to Certn we have been able to speed up our hiring process by about 3 weeks compared to our previous background check vendor. Certn has also helped be the base for us to go to a more virtual hiring process.
Human Resources Specialist G2 Reviewer
Certn is so easy. The navigation around the platform is very user-friendly. I can run all my background checks from one platform. I love it.
Sam Guernsey People Operations Partner Productboard

Certn gives you the speed, security, and scalability you need.

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The world’s easiest background checks

Certn makes everything a cinch — even in a pinch. Our tech-driven checks eliminate bottlenecks and improve time-to-hire by up to 80%.

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Solutions built to your scale.

Whether you need one-off checks or thousands per year, Certn’s low- and no-dev tech is nimble enough for every market condition.

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Global screening, local know-how.

Verify the identity of candidates from 190+ countries. With Certn, you can confidently open up your business to a world of opportunity.

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Top-rated usability and candidate support.

Impress new hires with ease. Certn’s mobile-friendly digital experience delivers a best-in-class experience from “hello” to “you’re hired”.

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The world’s easiest background checks

Certn makes everything a cinch — even in a pinch. Our tech-driven checks eliminate bottlenecks and improve time-to-hire by up to 80%.

1 right

02

Solutions built to your scale.

Whether you need one-off checks or thousands per year, Certn’s low- and no-dev tech is nimble enough for every market condition.

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03

Global screening, local know-how.

Verify the identity of candidates from 190+ countries. With Certn, you can confidently open up your business to a world of opportunity.

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Top-rated usability and candidate support.

Impress new hires with ease. Certn’s mobile-friendly digital experience delivers a best-in-class experience from “hello” to “you’re hired”.

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Ready for the world’s easiest background checks? It’s time to get Certn.

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