Social Media for Selection? Validity and Adverse Impact Potential of a Facebook-Based Assessment

@article{VanIddekinge2016SocialMF,
  title={Social Media for Selection? Validity and Adverse Impact Potential of a Facebook-Based Assessment},
  author={Chad H. Van Iddekinge and Stephen E. Lanivich and Philip L. Roth and Elliott Junco},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={1811 - 1835}
}
Recent reports suggest that an increasing number of organizations are using information from social media platforms such as Facebook.com to screen job applicants. Unfortunately, empirical research concerning the potential implications of this practice is extremely limited. We address the use of social media for selection by examining how recruiter ratings of Facebook profiles fare with respect to two important criteria on which selection procedures are evaluated: criterion-related validity and… Expand

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