Social media profiles can lead employers to too much information

July 2010
Crain's Cleveland Business;7/12/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 27, p16
The article focuses on the impact of social media on the appointment of employees. It tells that employers can know more about the job seekers' weekend exploits, their political views, their opinion on current employers with the help of social networking websites. It states that these websites can disclose all types of information of job applicants which can affect the hiring decision of employers. It also discusses the influence of conducting background checks through social media.


Related Articles

  • Prospective employers are watching you. Watt, Gregor // Money Marketing (Online Edition);3/21/2013, p49 

    The article looks at the significant effect of social media on recruitment. It is inferred that the social media are being embraced by employers to publicise vacancies or identify or screen potential candidates. It highlights a research from human resource services company Penna, which indicates...

  • A different kind of social climbing.  // Recruiter;11/14/2011, p30 

    In this article, the author offers her opinion on how the recruitment industry in Great Britain can capitalise on social media. She states that recruiters and jobseekers have turned to online social networks, however the recruitment industry has not yet maximised its advantages. She explores how...

  • When is it OK for employers to monitor an employee's social media profiles? Grant, Adam; Lewis, Anna // Employers Law;Oct2014, p17 

    The article discusses factors to be considered by employers in Great Britain when monitoring their employees who share personal data online. Topics discussed include the use of social media in the screening and recruiting processes, impact of early checking of an applicant's social media profile...

  • Fraud risk grows as employers are duped by cloned CVs.  // Personnel Today;3/10/2009, p4 

    The article presents information on the survey conducted by credit information specialist Experian Inc. on career cloning. Security experts say that to commit fraud criminals are using cloned career histories to deceive recruiters into hiring them for positions. It was found in the survey that...

  • Widening Web of Social Media. Segal, Jonathan // HR Magazine;Jun2012, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p117 

    The article provides advice for human resources professionals on the use of social media in the workplace, both by employees and as a tool for recruitment. Topics discussed include social media use policies during work hours, acceptable practices for social networking within workplace...

  • E-ffective? Shea, Bill // Crain's Detroit Business;6/8/2009, Vol. 25 Issue 23, p12 

    The article discusses the increasing role of social media in recruitment in the Detroit, Michigan region. Business communities are increasing using social networking websites including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as online recruiting tools. Detroit companies and job seekers have understood...

  • Is Social Media a Friend or a Foe? Drobock, Kristina // Strategic Finance;Nov2013, Vol. 95 Issue 11, p16 

    The article discusses the role of social media in the hiring process. Survey data show that within a one-year period 15% of finance and accounting professionals found new jobs through social media. The author observes that hiring managers sometimes search social media for reasons not to hire a...

  • Hiring Without a Net: Groupon's Recruiter Speaks. Elmer, Vickie // Fortune;7/25/2011, Vol. 164 Issue 2, p34 

    The article focuses on methods that human resource professional Dan Jessup utilizes in hiring employees for deal-of-the-day website company Groupon. It states that he leverages Groupon's employee base for business referrals and partners internal recruiters with hiring managers. It mentions that...

  • New kind of profile. Waugh, Anna // Fort Worth Business Press;3/7/2011, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p6 

    The article discusses the use of social media and networking technology by companies in their employee recruitment activities. Nancy Barry, a professional and author based in Dallas, Texas, talks about how a professional image affects the hiring decision of employers. Pam Stoker, assistant...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics