If someone does not have facebook or tweeter account, is there any risk that employer can find comments written against this person. I was trying to google my name to see if someone wrote things against me because there are always people trying to damage person reputation no mater how good a person is, it could be a jealousy or not agree on something, you find people always against you. They revenge by writing in those social medias.
Type your comment hereI really don't give a **** if an employer won't hire me because of some meaningless squabble on the internet. I'd rather live on the ******* street than be some kind of acquiescent DOG!!!!!!!!!
Looking at public, unprotected online profiles is one thing. But, I have read several articles and comments from users, who claim that employers are asking applicants to friend them on Facebook, so they can view their profiles. To me this seems unethical and borderline illegal. I don't think it is illegal to ask an applicant their height, weight, age, race, place of origin, sexual preference, religious beliefs or political affiliations. But, most companies strongly warn their management teams not to even ask those types of questions, because it IS illegal to deny someone employment, based on the answers to those questions. If I were a legal consultant for a large corporation, I would advise the HR department not to ask people for access to their social media accounts. Sooner or later, some hot shot lawyer is going to be smart enough to figure out a way get a big pay day for their client, while setting legal precedence for suing companies who deny employment based on information gathered from social media sites. If you think about it, an employer might actually be able to figure out all of the aforementioned information, just by looking at someone's Facebook profile. I remember telling a guy once in a interview, that he shouldn't have asked me how old I was. He was surprised when I told him why not. I told him I had been a supervisor and I had a lot of training on performing interviews. Then I listed all of the things you should never ask an applicant. He listened, because he never had any training on how to properly perform an interview. I told him, "It's OK, you're still safe not to hire me, because I'm not going to answer the question. As long as I don't answer, you're good to go, on giving me the axe". I ended up getting the job. A few months later, the HR department started interview training classes for their managers. Make no mistake, viewing social media profiles is type of spying and it is an attempt to discriminate in a legal way. It's actually a very shady practice.
This is really sad, because what this article is really saying is that there is no trust amongst employers and employees anymore. I would never screen prospective applicants based on their social media websites, why ? Because what a person does on their " off" time has nothing to do with how productive they will be during their work schedule. It is also so sad that employers are willing to give up on anyone who may be a great attribute to the company, based on their personal opinions about what the prospective employee's physical appearance is like. If our nation would work together and realize that a persons ethics and work performance has nothing to do with whether or not they have a " tattoo or not" our nation would not be in a recession. This is just plain silly and petty to assume someone who has a " tattoo" or a piercing is going to be a bad worker, or an un-educated, bothersome employee. I own a business and will never resort to this type of discrimination, and will never check candidate's personal media websites to screen them. Employers have insurance and protection and should not be afraid to take a risk by using sound judgment, when hiring a candidate.
I completely agree with you! How a person acts at home is completely different than how they act at work...what they are trying to do with this is mandate that people act professionally full spectrum, which is more than likely impossible. What is even more disturbing is my questions about the legality of it all, there are so many laws in place to ensure fair treatment based on race, age, gender, etc.. and who's to say these 'employers' are not checking out these profiles and do not like the person's religious affiliation or sexual orientation? I just do not think these practices are very fair at all, and should probably be deemed illegal. It is a new age of discrimination, and social media is allowing it to rapidly grow.
facebook is done"
Social media sites does not kill your chances of landing a job, it is the people who put inapproiate pics, status, and have friends with crazy names on them. Smart people that use social media sites only use for networking and business purposes only.
If U r private how do they screen U anyway? I mean how do they get into your account to screen U at all if your private?
Having a wild child online friend posting in-appropriate things about you is right upthere with having facial/visible tattoos and visible piercings, using foul language, a mo-hawk hair style, gold diamond studded teeth, a giant gold neck chain, etc. If I interview someone like this, even with impeccable qualifications and good personality, I don't call them back. Why ? That kind of a look will damage business.
Alfred, what does a person's physical appearance have to do with their work skills and abilities ? I know of some workers who have tattoos and they work in an insurance office and wear business attire, they work their hearts out for the company. These "tattooed" employee's also seem to work just as hard and have just as good work quality's as any other none " tattooed" employee's. I understand of course there has to be some boundaries, however when it comes down to your remark, it just sounds discriminatory and that's too bad because some of those candidates you speak of could bring great skills to a business regardless of how they look.
Wow 6 comments.
if it has nothing to do with work --it should not be a problem ---