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~ September 2009 ~
SOCIAL MEDIA AND SCREENING VOLUNTEERS
Screening volunteers for appropriate placement to a volunteer task has involved such things as interviews, background checks, applications, and more labor-intensive activities. The new world of social media has given managers of volunteers a mountain of new sources of information about potential volunteers.
Review your application form and ask for the addresses to social media sites where you can learn more about the person, via the Internet.
FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter are all places where one can learn about people in a quick way. Here are some things to look for in using social media as an additional screening tool.
LinkedIn is a place for people to discover connections of a professional nature, get connections for new jobs, or ask experts for advice. People on this site can ask others to post recommendations in their Profile.
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