Social Media and Job Search
Social Media and Job Search -References and Recommendations on Social Media Sites
Social Media and Job Search – I’ve just found an interesting post from Susan Heathfield on About.com discussing the status of social media references. Susan Heathfield is a leading and highly respected Human Resources expert.
As she says, on-line social media sites like LinkedIn can present job reference challenges for employers. Employee job references, provided by an employee on a social media site, are not an official company reference for purposes of background checking and employment.
That leaves an employer to decide whether to take social media job references into account when considering a candidate. IN Susan’s view, sometimes they should but, as with anything to do with the on-line world of social media, the devil is in the details.
You can read her very good post at this link http://humanresources.about.com/od/selectemployees/qt/job-references.htm
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