Social Selfie™

Introducing Social Selfie, a comprehensive social media background check service.

The biggest mistake that many businesses make when hiring new employees is not going the extra mile and checking a candidates social media accounts.

Studies show that many job applicants lie on their resumes and job applications. In fact, a study done by Career Builders of over 2,000 hiring managers found that over 50% have caught their job candidates lying on their resumes. Today’s job market is more competitive than ever and everyone wants to look and appear more educated, stable and employable than everyone else.

With the job market being so competitive, people will use anything that they can to get hired, including deception.  Here are some of the common lies that employers find among their candidates:

  • Experience 
  • Reason for wanting a job
  • Criminal record
  • Certifications
  • Degrees 
  • Address
  • Employment History
  • Citizenship
  • Name
  • Age
  • Previous Salary
  • Credit

Standard Background Checks Are No Longer Enough

In many cases, a standard criminal and credit background check will weed out many dangerous and unstable individuals, but this process is not flawless.

The candidates who make it through the hiring process may not be criminals, but that doesn’t mean they don’t hold questionable beliefs, characteristics or engage in alarming activities.

  • According to Western Reporting, "Negligent Hiring Claims in the U.S. topped over the $50 million mark with the average lawsuit settlement at nearly $1.5 million."
  • Almost 30% of all business failures are caused by employee theft, according to the Better Business Bureau. 
  • Looking at a recent article posted by The Guardian, "police figures show there were 4,908 reports in which Facebook and Twitter were a factor, compared with 556 in 2008."
  • Referencing the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, "70% of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed."
  • "Marijuana is the most commonly used and abused illegal drug by employees, followed by cocaine, with prescription drug use steadily increasing."

Social Media Related Terminations

In recent years, there have been many national cases where employers have terminated their employees because of their social media posts, which have negatively impacted the image and reputation of the company.

Bank of America Publicly Fires Employee Because of Racist Facebook Tirade.

HS Teacher Fired After Tweeting Nude Photos, Calling Her Student Jail Bait, & Drug Abuse

Pax Dickinson, Business Insider CTO, Forced To Resign After Offensive Tweets Discovered

Yelp Employee Fired After Publicly Calling Out CEO About Her Salary

How Does Social Selfie™ Work?

According to, “81 percent of the United States population has a social networking profile. It is estimated that by the year 2021, 3.02 billion people around the world will be using some form of social media."

People post all kinds of things online, from family reunions pictures, birthday party invitations, wedding videos and more malevolent things like crime. Social Selfie™ is a service that aims to take a closer look at job candidates, their online behaviors, reputations and affiliations before they get hired.

Much like a standard background check looks into criminal and credit history; Social Selfie™ looks into an individual’s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media accounts for potentially dangerous behavior. After our team of investigators compile enough information (if any exists) we deliver to our client, a detailed and organized report of our findings.

What Types of Things Raise a Red Flag?

  • Hate Speech
  • Drug Reference
  • Threats of Violence
  • Video/Pictures of Candidate Committing Crime
  • Pornographic Nudity  
  • Affiliated With Gang/Hate Group
  • Reference to Theft
  • Reference to Murder
  • Reference to Rape
  • Client Requested Criteria

There Are Many People That Dont Have a Social Media Account & Others Are Private

What happens when you cant obtain information on an individual?

If we cannot gain access to an individuals social media account or we cannot locate any account(s), there will be no charge to your organization for that person.

Centropy Designs will never charge our clients for a service that does not produce information.

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