Facebook Snooping on Job Candidates May Backfire for Employers

Qualified candidates may be driven away due to the invasion of Privacy!  Many job applicants consider social media screening an invasion of privacy, researchers have found, opening the door for discrimination lawsuits.

It’s 2014, which means that Facebook will be 10 years old this February. Since the site launched it has become standard procedure for companies to screen job candidates based on their social media profiles. A recent study, however, suggests that the practice may actually drive away qualified applicants who feel that their privacy has been compromised.
Read more: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=facebook-snooping-on-job
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