The Writing on the (Facebook) Wall: The Use of Social Networking Sites in Hiring Decisions

@article{Brown2011TheWO,
  title={The Writing on the (Facebook) Wall: The Use of Social Networking Sites in Hiring Decisions},
  author={Victoria R. Brown and Edwin Daly Vaughn},
  journal={Journal of Business and Psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={219-225}
}
The popular media has reported an increase in the use of social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook by hiring managers and human resource professionals attempting to find more detailed information about job applicants. Within the peer-reviewed literature, cursory empirical evidence exists indicating that others’ judgments of characteristics or attributes of an individual based on information obtained from SNSs may be accurate. Although this predictor method provides a potentially promising… CONTINUE READING

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