Should Companies Check Facebook Accounts of Potential Hires?
I could talk about privacy forever in terms of the different settings within Facebook, but the reality is ... I don’t think you’ll ever be able to have a truly private experience online. You may want to look at what you are sharing and try and clean up your act a little bit.Adding his thoughts to this practice, open innovation speaker David Eaves says that job candidates with an honest, warts-and-all online presence may actually hold an advantage over those with a suspiciously clean online footprint. In the video above, filmed at The Lavin Agency’s Toronto offices, Eaves predicts that the ubiquity of social media in our lives may eventually lead to a more forgiving approach from potential employers. "If there's not a certain amount of your life that's open and online," Eaves says, "people may not believe you."