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Social Media and Background Checks

Today and yesterday, I was fortunate enough to attend a local SHRM event where I learned (and shared) a lot of data on HR Trends, especially as it pertains to social media. (Look for a post about that soon.)

If I had this infographic in my back pocket today, I would’ve referenced it to all concerned. I am posting it now with the hope that it still proves useful.

How employers Screen Job Applicants:

# Over 90% of recruiters are screening candidates through or using social media
# 47% of employers look at social media profiles
# 69% rejected a candidate based on their social media activity
# Facebook and Twitter are being used to screen candidates at a very early stage of the process for personality profiling


How are employers screening job applicants?

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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