How Social Media Screening Works - CheckSocial

How It Works


Social Media Screening

By automating the discovery of red flags and identifying points of interest in online digital footprints, we’re saving you time and helping you manage your risk.

What Is Social Media Screening?

Social media screening involves a pre-employment review of your candidates’ social media accounts and content to assess their potential cultural fit and alignment with organisational values.

At CheckSocial, we take this one step further, by offering a more in-depth solution; digital footprint checks. Our checks go beyond social media to include all online platforms including forums, messaging applications, search engine findings such as news stories and the dark web.

digital footprint check and social media screening

What Are Digital Footprint Checks?

Digital footprint checks are an automated solution to social media screening, which use a combination of powerful AI technology and expert human analysts to provide you with powerful insights into your candidates’ attitudes, interests, values and behaviours.

Automating digital footprint checks can help your organisation make confident and informed hiring decisions, select candidates who align with your culture and values, prevent bad hires and reduce turnover.

How Digital Footprint Checks Work

Simply enter your candidates’ name and email into the CheckSocial platform and we do the rest.

Our AI then looks for red flags in their online activity, positive insights, such as interests, experience, education and awards, and any undeclared online accounts.

Our team of expert analysts then review all of the findings, assign relevancy and risk ratings to give context and provide you with your report.

Your HR team then review the report to assist with your hiring process.

  • Candidate consent is confirmed
  • CheckSocial’s system conducts the search
  • Discovered content is classified into categories
  • Human triage is performed
  • Report is delivered


We provide you with a high- quality report that summarises the data that was found by the system, highlighting any red flags and points of interest.


Our platform uses advanced technology including image recognition and machine learning to discover online accounts and content.

Human in the

Our expert assessing officers review the content of every report to ensure it meets the high standards our customers expect.


Our platform automates the digital footprint check, so you can avoid manual searches, which are error prone and time intensive.


We only collect publicly available information. Any protected information is excluded from our reports.

Easy to Set Up

Provide the attributes you know about your search, and we do the rest.


We aim to have your report to you within 3 business days.


Your time is valuable, let us give you some back with our competitively priced checks.

Who can we help

HR Managers

Reduce the risks and
costs of a bad hire.


Demonstrate your commitment to
quality​ candidates and
protect your reputation

Cyber Vetting

Manage the risks associated with
employee access to
sensitive information.

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team who can help you