Cybervetting, Online Information, and Personnel Selection

@article{Berkelaar2014CybervettingOI,
  title={Cybervetting, Online Information, and Personnel Selection},
  author={Brenda L. Berkelaar},
  journal={Management Communication Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={28},
  pages={479 - 506}
}
This study examines employers’ and workers’ sensemaking about cybervetting—employers’ use of online information for personnel selection. Analysis of 89 employer and applicant interviews suggest a shift in the social contract—the implicit expectations for how personnel selection and employment relationships should work. Results suggest an extension of new proactive transparency expectations from organizations to workers, the implicit acceptance of which points to the emergence of a digital… Expand
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