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Case Study on Hiring and the use of Facebook

Three questions are answered in this Case Study.

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Please note for 3, I provided a generic statement on potential contract/policy issues. However, most Instructors like a personal account, so you may want to fill out this answer more with your own thoughts.

1. As a manager, it is my role to employ candidates that will represent the organization in the best light possible. I justify using Facebook as a means of discovering what image the candidate has chosen to project publicly. It is not "required" to be on Facebook, having an account is voluntary and there are also privacy settings that can be used to restrict who can see what on a user's account. Therefore, checking Facebook will tell me two things. First, if a ...

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Many people use social media, such as Facebook. This case study looks at how social media can impact, and influence, hiring decisions.