Why Facebook is Not Ideal to Judge Your Job Candidates

Do you check job applicants’ Facebook pages before scheduling interviews? According to a recent study conducted by researchers at Florida State University, Old Dominion University, Clemson University, and Accenture, the social network should not be your primary tool for judging candidates. “Recruiter ratings of Facebook profiles correlate essentially zero with job performance,” the researchers wrote.

The research also indicates that those who use Facebook to judge prospective employees are more likely to act in a discriminatory fashion. To learn more, read the study.

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