Employers May Misjudge Job Applicants Based on Facebook Pages

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July 5, 2013
Employers May Misjudge Job Applicants Based on Facebook Pages

FRIDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) — Companies may be looking at the wrong things when using Facebook to screen job applicants and, as a result, could be overlooking people who would be good employees, a new study suggests.

It is common for employers to assess potential job candidates for certain personality traits, such as conscientiousness, agreeableness and extraversion. For the study, researchers measured these traits in 175 people and also looked at their Facebook behaviors. [READ FULL STORY]


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