Using social media content for screening in recruitment and selection: pros and cons


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Author: Jeske, Debora; Shultz, Kenneth S.


The article considers the arguments that have been made in defence of social media screening as well as issues that arise and may effectively erode the reliability and utility of such data for employers. First, the authors consider existing legal frameworks and guidelines that are present in the UK and the USA, as well as the subsequent ethical concerns that arise when employers access and use social networking content for employment purposes. Second, several arguments in favour of the use of social networking content are made, each of which is considered from several angles, including...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Culture and society; Governance; Policy

Keywords: Recruitment; Social media; Ethics; Legal aspect; Decision making

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe; United States; North America

Published: Los Angeles, California: Sage Publications, 2016

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Journal volume: 30

Journal number: 3

Journal date: June 2016

Pages: pp. 535-546

ISSN: 0950-0170, 1469-8722 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 127.866

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