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Social media background checks - a minefield for ...

By Virginia Matthews on 15 Sep 2011 in Employment law , Recruitment & retention

At a time when social media profiles are the norm and many people are falling into the trap of "over-sharing" personal information online, it is perhaps inevitable that recruiters would be tempted to have a sneaky peek at the digital lives being led by potential recruits to their organisations.

In many cases, it is an...

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Seven in 10 organisations use social media to hire

Recruitment and social media 2016: benchmarking data

The most popular uses for social media were to market the job roles, market the organisation itself, and to screen prospective candidates.

Cost is also a factor in its popularity; almost three-quarters (72.2%) of respondents feel that social media is a cheaper way to attract candidates than traditional recruitment methods.

However, social media...

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