March 13, 2014
Study questions using social media to evaluate job candidates

Employers are increasing turning to platforms like Facebook to assess job applicants. However, recent research suggests that Human Resources should be cautious about using information found on social media to assess candidates in the hiring process.

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short description of imageA new study conducted by researchers at Florida State University, Old Dominion University, Clemson University, and Accenture found no correlation between recruiter evaluations of applicants’ Facebook information and job performance or turnover.

Also, the study found that recruiters’ Facebook ratings tend to be higher for females than for males, and in several instances were higher for white individuals than for black or Hispanic individuals—which could lead to claims of discrimination.

The full study, including recommendations, is available at

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