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Facebook and MySpace and LinkedIn, Oh My: A Recruiter’s Dream…..or Their Worst Nightmare? A Study of the Impact of Social Networking Sites on Hiring Practices
Joldrichsen, Andrea M., PHR

2010, Master of Liberal Studies, University of Toledo, College of Arts and Sciences.
Employers and job candidates have both found ways to utilize social networking sites (SNS) with regard to employment, transcending difficulties incurred with traditional processes utilized in the past. As the popularity of SNSs has increased, so have the ways in which this public domain can be analyzed. This study provides the reader with insight on how and why SNSs are being utilized by employers and job seekers. Some employers are tapping into SNSs, mainly the professional social networking sites, to connect with and recruit potential applicants. Some job applicants are also availing themselves to employers by connecting with them through SNSs. However, the more controversial practice of employers utilizing SNSs as a way to screen potential employees as part of their hiring process, dominated most of the literature currentlyavailable. The controversy is centered on ethical, privacy and legal issues and places employers in a precarious position of deciding whether to invite the possibility of
law suits, discriminatory or negligent, with regard to their hiring practices. This research provides a basis to stage further study about this recent technological social phenomenon.
Brian Patrick, PhD (Advisor)
Sumitra Srinivasan, PhD (Committee Member)
Paulette Kilmer, PhD (Committee Member)
39 p.

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Joldrichsen, Andrea. "Facebook and MySpace and LinkedIn, Oh My: A Recruiter’s Dream…..or Their Worst Nightmare? A Study of the Impact of Social Networking Sites on Hiring Practices." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Toledo, 2010. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 11 Dec 2017.

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Joldrichsen, Andrea "Facebook and MySpace and LinkedIn, Oh My: A Recruiter’s Dream…..or Their Worst Nightmare? A Study of the Impact of Social Networking Sites on Hiring Practices." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. University of Toledo, 2010. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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