Social Media, Recruiting and the Law

Social Media, Recruiting and the Law

Despite multiple warnings and innumerable reports online and elsewhere, some people still do not realize that their online history can get them fired or worse yet, not hired in the first place. For giggles, or just disbelief, do a search for “fired over facebook” or take my “Social Media and Common Sense” challenge cited in the video below.

In any regard, whether you are a job seeker or a recruiter, the following stats on social media, the law and recruiting may prove of interest to you. (1 in 4 Facebook users do not manage their privacy settings. Really?!)

Fired over Facebook.

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.


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