Marriott, Camilla
July 2007
People Management;7/26/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 15, p25
The article deals with cyber-vetting or the use of social Web sites in researching about job applicants and in employee recruiting. According to one Internet social network provider, one in five employers now "cyber-vets" job candidates. Around 60 per cent of the 600 employers it surveyed said such searches influenced their recruitment decisions. Discrimination claims could result from cyber-vetting, applicants can bring claims against potential employers for discrimination in the recruitment arrangements, or for refusing to offer employment.


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