These days, 90 percent
of HR recruiters say they check candidates’ online profiles as part of the screening process, and some employers now consider lack of Facebook participation to be somewhat of a warning sign when they screen potential employees. In a recent Forbes.com
story, Kashmir Hill writes: “Anecdotally, I’ve heard both job seekers and employers wonder aloud about what it means if a job candidate does not have a Facebook account. Does it mean they deactivated it because it was full of red flags? Are they hiding something?”
That is because, according to a related post on Mashable
, it is considered “normal” to be on Facebook, and, therefore, “abnormal” not to have a page. With more than 955 million individuals and businesses on Facebook today, some employers question why a person does not have a profile… Was it deleted for offensive posts, or is the person trying to hide something?
Today, many psychologists say Facebook activity reflects a healthy social life. What does your HR department consider “healthy” when it comes to Facebook? Do your recruiters check online profiles, such as Facebook?
Let us know here….
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