There are many reasons why employers may look online.
Reppler conducted a study on social media screening during the application stages of recruitment:
- 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 (Source Reppler: http://www.reppler.com)
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