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232 weeks ago, by James
Recruitment & Social Media Profiles
Should recruiters be able to take the contents of a candidate's social media profiles into account when they apply for a job?

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232 weeks ago, by Jane
No. Their profiles can give information away that could lead to unconscious bias. For example, if a candidate is a member of a number of disability groups, or gay groups, that might trigger an unconscious bias effect in the recruiter.
231 weeks ago, by Roger
Yes. One can often get a better insight into the candidate. As an example one candidate who attended an interview said afterwards on a social media site "if I get the job I won't stay any longer than it takes to get their database" Another who was off sick posted how he was taking his "sick allowance days" for holidays.
228 weeks ago, by Mitch
Yes, if people are dumb enough to post incriminating content then they deserve everything they get. Equally, they post good content and their candidature is enhanced.
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