Are Businesses Hiring Based On Social Media Profiles?




EuroWebPro
March 21, 2012
Realities Of The Digital Landscape Illustrated In Eurocom Survey
By Neville Hobson
One of the startling metrics in a global survey on how technology businesses use social media is one that shows one in five technology industry executives - that's 20 percent of those surveyed - saying that a job candidate's social media profile has caused them not to hire that person.

This metric reinforces the reality shown in surveys conducted by others of the attitudes and actions of recruiters - individuals who make hiring decisions - in a society in which behaviour norms and standards are rapidly evolving and where, it seems, anything goes online as well as offline, yet collides with the different practices and expectations in many workplaces, especially between different generations.

Commenting on the findings in the survey conducted by the Eurocom Worldwide PR network in association with its member agencies around the world, and published last week, Eurocom's Mads Christensen says that every action leaves an indelible digital trail:

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