Ferret out the risk.

Ferretly identifies employees and candidates that have exhibited undesirable behavior online by analyzing both text and images from a subject's social media profiles.

Get a thorough background report in minutes.

Go beyond the traditional background screen and start hiring smarter with social media background checks.  EEOC and FCRA compliant reports delivered to your inbox within minutes.


The smartest background screening platform on the market.

Ferretly incorporates AI to analyze posts and images across 12 distinct risk classifications.  We use advanced machine learning and natural language processing to flag posts for specific risk factors.  Ferretly processes thousands of posts from a single subject in seconds and you get a more thorough analysis than a human could achieve in hours analyzing the same set of posts. Here's a sample of some of the risks we can detect.








Fully compliant and thorough analysis using AI

Ferretly makes running social media background checks effortless.  Our AI analyzes up to 7 years of public posts from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as web and news articles and aggregates the risk factors and sentiment into an easy to understand score representing the potential risk to your organization.

Insightful and legally compliant report in minutes*
Comprehensive analysis of your candidate's public posts using artificial intelligence to analyze both text and images
Not just a report but a full featured application -- including subject and post management, archiving and reporting

* Times will vary.  Based on average time to generate a report.

Ferretly is used across all industries and government to manage employment risk.

Ferretly is a one-of-a-kind background screening application for organizations of all sizes to reduce risk in their hiring processes by identifying those candidates that have exhibited harassment, prejudice, violence, or other questionable activities through their public social media history.  Take a look below at just some of the applications.


Employees can "Ferret" their own accounts to determine what posts they should remove before applying for their next job.  


Ferretly is ideally suited for college admissions and recruiting.  Whether for student athletes or scholarships, a social media background report provides tremendous insight about your applicants.


Identify potential unstable candidates that have shown tendency toward violence or other mental health disorders. 


Government Visa pre-screening, security clearances, customs, political appointees and more can all benefit from Ferretly.


Ensure that your recently terminated employees are abiding by their separation agreements and not posting negative comments about your organization. 


Screen out candidates that could potentially jeopardize your company or brand.


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Highly Efficient

To thoroughly review a candidate’s social media history on your own, it takes hours of manual effort and typically you will only be able to review a fraction of their total posts. In addition, for those firms doing it themselves, it is mostly a subjective review.  We take a comprehensive approach by going back 7 years and take the subjectivity out of the equation by measuring the aggregate risk associated with all of the posts including images.

Reduced Risk

By not considering your candidate’s social media history in your hiring process, you are introducing tremendous risk to your organization, your brand, your customers and potentially your revenue and profits.  And to ensure a cultural fit to your organization, there is no better way to make this determination than to review your candidate’s public comments. Ferretly allows you to vet your candidate's social media history easily while maintaining their privacy.

Fully Compliant

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently ruled that it is perfectly legal for employers to scan an applicant’s social history for publicly posted content as part of a job application as well as other valid uses as dictated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). And by outsourcing social media scans, you can avoid the legal pitfalls of seeing possible protected class information such as candidate's age, gender, religion, disabilities or race governed by EEOC.

If you have more questions check out the frequently asked questions.

$12,800 Savings

Avoiding toxic hires can save companies about $12,800 in turnover costs.

-Research conducted by Dylan Minor, Michael Housman, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Ferretly blows away the competition.  


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