Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Hidden Risks of Social Media

Article by Business Training Media
Social media has forever changed the rules in the job marketplace. The amazing amount of information that is so quickly accessible provides a tempting opportunity to be a fly on the wall of an applicant's personal life. Recruiters need to exercise caution and tread carefully. There are a plethora of social network sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn that provide instant and often personal information about a candidate. There are risks associated with social media and if employers are not careful, they can open a Pandoras box of litigation possibilities. Social network profiles reveal private information such as age, race, political affiliation, gender, disability and religious affil

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