Dirty South Mashup – Social Media Part 1

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  1. Sheritz says:

    I’ll have to side with Chris on this one. If red flags are readily available via social media platforms, then I cannot fault a prospective employer for taking them into account. Should something go wrong, they would likely be held accountable for the oversight. There is always a danger of discrimination based on prohibited grounds, but I would like to think that HR professionals are increasingly more conscientious than that. I will not entertain any requests for my passwords, but I have no expectation of privacy when I put out tweets for public consumption. If someone overlooks me as a candidate despite my resume because my silly side shows or I mention church online, then that’s their loss. However, I think that people are generally looking for telltale behaviour patterns. It may be a bit of a hassle to outline a solid set of guidelines, but the challenge just may be worth it.

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