Employers using social networks to check recruitees
Over 30 per cent of human resources departments and business managers admit to searching for potential and current employees social networking profiles for information about their background and behaviour - and 24 per cent of those say that they have been put off by something they have found.
The study of 961 HR people and business managers, commissioned by people search website Yasni.co.uk reveals that they used sites like Facebook and MySpace as part of the recruitment processes, looking for any pictures, comments, or status updates that may inform extra insight into job applicants.
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