Last month the FTC gave its approval to a new start-up that runs social media background checks on potential employees. The firm, Social Intelligence, can scan through your Facebook updates, photos, videos and groups, plus anything you’ve contributed on Twitter, LinkedIn, and even YouTube.

It’s not a free for all – they’re looking for specific ‘red flag’ criteria, such as racist remarks or signs of illegal activity, as well as positive behavioural examples, like charity work. They can search back as far as seven years.

Bottom line? Keeping your social media presence clean has never been so important.

This new infographic from online training firm Mindflash takes a look at the ways in which employers are using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and blogs to screen employees.

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(Source: Mindflash.)