By Staffing Analysts
Apr. 18, 2012
More than a third of hiring managers and human resources professionals, 37 percent, use social media to look into job candidates, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. Employers primarily used Facebook (65 percent) and LinkedIn (63 percent) to research candidates, while 16 percent used Twitter.
When asked why the use social media to look into candidates’ backgrounds, they said:
Thirty-four percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals said they found information on social media that caused them not to hire a candidate. That information included:
The survey included responses from 2,303 hiring managers and human resource professionals.
Filed by Staffing Industry Analysts, a sister company of Workforce Management. To comment, email email@example.com.
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