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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bosses May Use Social Media to Discriminate Against Job Seekers

Wall Street Journal

Christina Fong
Christina Fong

Many companies regularly look up job applicants online as part of the hiring process. A new study suggests they may also use what they find to discriminate.

The study, a Carnegie Mellon University experiment involving dummy résumés and social-media profiles, found that between 10% and a third of U.S. firms searched social networks for job applicants' information early in the hiring process.

Read more:  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303755504579208304255139392

By: Jennifer Valentino-Devries