Farosian Frequently Asked Questions

Social Media Screening:

Social media screening has a number of incredible benefits for businesses and candidates alike. Some of which include:

HR Departments:

  • Identify high risk employees
  • Identify internal value/culture matches
  • Identify high potential high performers
  • Increase retention
  • Reduce disciplinary records
  • Reduce customer complaints
  • Increase productivity
  • Create a more inclusive working environment


  • Identify high quality candidates quicker
  • Make more first time quality hires
  • Reduce company legal liability
  • Protect brand image and reputation
  • Reduce cost per hire
  • Reduce ‘time to fill position’
  • Removing bias in the recruitment process

Risk & Compliance:

  • Identify untoward relationships – procurement & suppliers
  • Identify potential fraud/fraudulent behaviour
  • Potentially trace stolen goods for sale (online)
  • Mitigate potential sharing of company I.P.


  • Identify internal micro/macro influencers
  • Identify positive brand ambassadors
  • Improve brand image
  • Reduce internal company defamation
  • Include positive brand ambassadorship in employee’s KPI’s
  • Reduce marketing budget
  • Increase marketing ROI

Farosian only evaluates and processes information in the public domain. This is content which has been published publicly by the individual which is out on the open web. Farosian follows and abides by all laws such as POPIA, The Films & Publications Act, The Employment Equity Act, The Labour Law, GDPR and FCRA. This means that all information gathered is completely legal, and due to the fact that Farosian uses consent forms and requires a cell phone number or email address, we only screen individuals who are all knowing and willing to have their digital media screened.  

When screening is outsourced to a third party, all personal information such as gender, race, ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation, political views and religious affiliations are NOT taken into account. Screening is completely impartial and free of bias and prejudice. When screening is conducted internally, it becomes impossible for hiring managers to screen individuals bias-free. It also provides room for litigation issues due to the nature of screening as there are a number of very specific laws and regulations which need to be abided by.  On top of that, there are a number of complexities involved in the matching of content and accounts, which is why it’s best left to the professionals.

Farosian caters for large popular use platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tik Tok, Youtube, and Pinterest. Any that we do not cater for on the platform basis is reported in the Google section. We do not screen peer-to-peer messaging platforms, dating applications, or any personal search history. 

Farosian offers 4 different report types, namely Basic, Standard, Full, and Corporate High Profile. They differ in a number of ways. For more information, get in touch and we’ll send you a demo and a breakdown!

At Farosian, we believe in taking a holistic perspective, instead of just focusing on the negative side of screening, we are proud to not only provide insight into the potential “red-flags”, but also put a huge emphasis on the positive traits and skills displayed by individuals.

Farosian offers a full historical analysis, but this is dependent on the country in which the report is used. For South African clients, we conduct a full historical assessment, however, due to differing laws and regulations, the history is determined based on country.

Yes! Farosian works on a channel partner sales structure, which means that anybody can sell Farosian reports. Get in touch for more information.

Get in touch with us via our contact page or email info@farosian.co.za. for more information.

Social Media Literacy Training:

The Social & Digital Media Literacy Training literally covers all things social media related. We look into social media history, do’s and don’ts, legalities, privacy settings and so much more. You can find a detailed breakdown here. 

The course only takes around 3-4 hours to complete.

Get in touch for a detailed breakdown of the pricing.

You get an official personalised certificate of completion.

Our system is multi-browser compliant and does not require plugins.

All registered administrators may have access to manage and monitor their team’s classroom activity. Administrators are also provided with competence and gap analysis to assist your team where they may need it.

Full reports are available for download and may be exported to a third-party system, which includes HR software.

Get in touch with us now to book a free internal audit. This helps identify strengths and weaknesses within an organisation to mitigate risk.

The full course uses between 550mb and 1.2gb to complete, dependent on whether the user needs to go back and revise certain sections or not.

No, the training is for individuals, students, and businesses alike!

Yes, Farosian offers white-label and co-branding options. Get in touch.

Social Media Policy Design:

A social media policy often forms part of another policy such as a marketing policy. However, due to the nature of social and digital media and the massive role it plays in our day and age, it is essential for businesses to have a stand-alone social media policy in place. 

A social media policy serves as a guide for employees on how to manage their online activities. These are put in place to protect an organisation. This ensures that there are actions in place to handle situations that will arise in the future.

Farosian policies are completely tailor-made, and customised to suit your unique business needs. Every business is different, and therefore cannot all be expected to follow the same policy guidelines.

No, a social media policy is a structured document which guides employees on how to manage their social media profiles and behave online. It does not by any means restrict what you can do online.

Due to the fact the Farosian policies are customised, tailor-made solutions, there are a number of factors involved, and therefore the price is dependent on a number of factors. Contact us for a quote.

This is dependent on a number of factors. Contact us for a free consultation.