Infographic Looks At How To 'Ethically' Screen Job Candidates On Facebook

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There's an interesting new infographic from AkkenCloud making the rounds (via Social Media Today), which explores how recruiters can "ethically" screen candidates on Facebook.

It combines data from a number of sources including: The Undercover Recruiter, HR.com, Slideshare, BNA.com, Shrm.org, Business2Community.com, business.time.com, CareerBuilder.com, and HRZone.com.

According to the infographic, 84% of job seekers have a Facebook profile and 70% of recruiters say they connect better with candidates due to the widespread use of Facebook. 54% of organizations are using the social network for recruiting and 85% recommend it as tool to other recruiters.

"It's no surprise that Facebook is becoming a popular tool for recruiters," says Akken Cloud's Mark Wallace. "Over 18.4 million applicants are reported to have found their job on Facebook, and 85% of recruiters recommend Facebook as a great tool to their fellow recruiters. Along with the widespread use of Facebook in the recruiting process however, are the legal risks associated with it."

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Recruiting on Facebook: How to Ethically Screen Candidates

Via AkkenCloud

Image via AkkenCloud

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