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

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 concern ... Show more

Authors: Jeske, Debora; Shultz, Kenneth S.

Published: Los Angeles, California, Sage Publications, 2016

Resource type: Article

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