Peel: Programs | Social Media Investigations 101

Date and Time

Starts:11/03/2021 5:30 PM

Ends:11/03/2021 7:00 PM

Registration Closes:11/01/2021 11:59 PM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

As HR Professionals you have the opportunity to avoid hiring an applicant that could compromise your organization's brand, leak sensitive  information, speak unfavorably online, create a toxic work culture (bullying), or even put employees at personal risk violence. A professional social media and web background investigation could be the difference between a successful or regrettable hiring decision.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Creating the Investigative Framework and Strategy
  • Social Media and Internet search Tools and Techniques
  • Advanced Social Media search and Investigative strategies
  • Google "Voodoo" and search operators
  • Protecting your brand
  • Key sources of Information
  • Tools and Resources

Registration Closes:  Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:59PM

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tracey Gallacher

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Speaker bio(s)
Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is an expert on internet safety and building a positive online image (among others). He is a Professor in the General Education Faculty at Loyalist College where he teaches topics that include; using social media as a positive force and technology’s impact on modern society. As a speaker with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Matt covers topics that include; social media background checks on potential employees and using the internet to discover quality candidates. Matt is a member of the Rogers Communications / Ryerson University Cybersecurity Catalyst project team where he collaborates with industry experts on a variety topics that include; cyber security and safety, technological skill development, digital footprint and image, and more. He is often sought out as a subject matter expert by the media with TV, Radio, and print coverage in Canada and the U.S. Matt began teaching safety skills in 2013 and in 2016 completed an Ontario Police College credential in “Open Source Intelligence” (OSINT) internet investigations. His background working in politics and the provincial and federal civil service and OSINT experience give him a unique perspective which has resulted in innovative programs that cover the full spectrum of online safety and digital excellence. In 2019 founded the “Digital Empowerment Project” (Canada) in partnership with a retired Internet