This social network thing is an HR pro’s dream, right? A few mouse clicks, and you can find out anything and everything about that job candidate. One small problem: You could also be setting up your company for some serious legal problems.
Checking out applicants on the Internet — especially on such sites as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn — has become a widely accepted practice in HR.
It’s common for companies to tell applicants that the screening process will include checking out the candidate on the Internet.
It’s a dangerous game.