Facebook: Hiring Tool or Profiling Liability?


For recruiters, one of the biggest challenges in finding the right candidate is picking one who is a probable fit for your client’s office culture. Sure they might seem outwardly cheery and qualified, but how can you know for certain that aren’t an anti-social jerk hiding under a guise of professionalism?

Facebook, Linkedin and other social networks can be a good way to gain a little more background on a candidate, or at least what they do in their free time. But how much can you really learn about a person from social media? This article from the University of New South Wales reveals that there are just as many potential pitfalls as advantages when it comes to using social networks as a recruiting tool. Read the full article to see how to gain as much as you can from Facebook while avoiding un-truths and possible illegal actions.

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