The HR Specialist

When evaluating job applicants, do you do a Google or Facebook search on them?

07/29/2011
HR Weekly poll participants are split on whether it’s appropriate to conduct online searches to learn more about job applicants. While 37% say legal worries prevent them from doing so, 40% say they look up applicants at least occasionally. Learn about online applicant screening pitfalls to avoid.
  • 37% Never! I worry too much about legal liability.
  • 23% Sure! It’s public information.
  • 23% Job appicants? What job applicants? We’re not hiring.
  • 17% Sometimes, but that’s between me and my keyboard.

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