Should employers be able to use Facebook material when deciding whether or not t

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  1. Sethughes profile image90
    Sethughesposted 10 years ago

    Should employers be able to use Facebook material when deciding whether or not to hire someone?

    I cant choose a definitive side on this issue. Does anyone have any thoughts?

  2. nmdonders profile image77
    nmdondersposted 10 years ago

    I'm sure you'll get mixed answers here but I don't think Facebook should be used when deciding to hire someone.  I understand that Facebook reflects a lot of your personality but it is not a good representation of your professionalism.  I don't think it is fair to compare what people do in their personal time with their work ethic and abilities.

    1. Sethughes profile image90
      Sethughesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I completely agree with that, but when I look at it from the employers perspective, I almost feel as though it is unfair for the employer to not get a full look at the person he or she is about to make a huge investment in.

  3. sethpowers profile image59
    sethpowersposted 10 years ago

    Yes, they should because all of the information on Facebook is posted PUBLICLY by you. You are the gatekeeper to the information, so if there is something on there that you are embarrassed by or don't want an employer to know then the honus is on you to remove it (or better yet, not post it in the first place) from the public sphere. Employers have an obligation to find the best employees for their organization possible, using any available resources. Just be smart and keep your private information private.

    1. Sethughes profile image90
      Sethughesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I see this side of it too. In the evolved technological world we live in it is hard to justify not using social media to learn about others. It is there to connect with and learn about people. If a teacher was seen on Facebook getting drunk, well...

    2. sethpowers profile image59
      sethpowersposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly, it goes both ways.

  4. dennis.cherenkov profile image62
    dennis.cherenkovposted 10 years ago

    Absolutely.  Anything you post online if fair game.  Do keep in mind every employee in a way is the face of the company.  And just about any employee can hurt a company's reputation.

    1. Sethughes profile image90
      Sethughesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with that. This is especially true in a job where the customer has alot of interaction with the employee (like a salesman or financial advisor).

 
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