64% of bosses admit to searching Facebook or Twitter to check the suitability of potential employees according to new research. In a survey of 3522 employers, 64% of bosses checked personally or asked a fellow worker to check the suitability of a candidate using Facebook or Twitter. 44% of those who use social media to gauge potential employees say they have changed their mind based on what they have seen online.
With the high popularity of social media sites it is easy to be susceptible to identifying the life culture of employees and these can contribute towards a job offer decision. it is important to note that social media may not be an accurate picture of the individual.
On the other hand, employees would be wise to take into account that their social media accounts could be checked before an employment decision is made. It may well be a good idea to review content and remember that it could be used as a window to the personality of the candidate.
From: Peninsula Business Services
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