Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Bosses May Use Social Media to Discriminate Against Job Seekers
Wall Street Journal
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.
By: Jennifer Valentino-Devries