You’ve Been Tagged! (Then Again, Maybe Not): Employers and Facebook Case Solution

This Case is about NETWORKING, SOCIAL PLATFORMS, TALENT MANAGEMENT

PUBLICATION DATE: September 15, 2010 PRODUCT #: BH404-PDF-ENG

Social networking sites, like Facebook, have exploded on to the business and ethnic landscape. Can businesses use social networking sites to present organizational advice to interested parties, but possibly collect advice regarding job applicants. It’s clear that supervisors want to understand about a candidate as possible. Facebook pages can offer a wealth of info beyond, or perhaps contradicting, an applicant’s submitted files.

You've Been Tagged! (Then Again, Maybe Not) Employers and Facebook Case Solution

There are several reasons for caution while this may represent a useful tool. For example, the choice procedure of an organization may be biased if officially protected demographic info ends up being part of the choice procedure or if an applicant’s Facebook page contains incorrect information, if some applicants don’t have Facebook pages. Just as significantly, there are ethical problems-specifically, an individual’s right to privacy-which must be contemplated.

You’ve Been Tagged! (Then Again, Maybe Not): Employers and Facebook Case Solution
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