ongly supports that. You might find the whole report is heavy to read unless like me, your a big fan of logistic regression modeling. So I'll share the conclusion here:
We have found that NYC users have become dramatically more private. In March 2010 only 17.2% of the users in our sample hid their friend list, whereas in June 2011, just 15 months later, 52.6% of them hid their friend lists. In March 2010, for 12.3% of the users, all of the attributes in Table II [friends list, hometown, relationship info, graduation year, gender, age, current city, networks] were private, whereas in June 2011, for 33% of the users, all of these attributes were private.
This leads me to conclude that for HR pro's, sniffing around on Facebook as part of a selection process is actually lower than reported because of limited usefulness, and diminishing returns in terms of access.
I maintain that HR pro's who actually make an effort to gain creepy stalker access to private pictures by friending people are weird and should consider getting to know the person through more regular means of selection.
Here's the report: http://cis.poly.edu/~ratan/facebookusertrends.pdf
I never said that there weren't instances of people not getting hired through instances of horrifying pictures of them or horrifying comments being discovered by intrusive recruiters. To clarify my point, I was calling BS on the numbers on the infographic which are grossly exaggerated. …
decisive moves us forward as individuals and means we get to our goals sooner. In fact, waffling is only a plus for breakfast.
Talking loyalty - I have a different view. I think it's important to make corrections up and down the chain of command. I'm thinking of times when leaders did things that weren't right. Nixon and Watergate comes to mind immediately. Yes to correcting people in private and rewarding them in public.…
ing so blurred and I fully agree it is better to err on the side on being cautious. Unfortunately some people are in denial or believe that their private life should be private, yet have little control over pictures their friends add to Facebook.
The fundamental truth here is for candidates to actively and prudently manage their reputation, not let it become a scrap book of sorry pictures or confused tweets.…
oking to start a recruitment agency will be glad to hear that gender imbalances in the decision making bodies of private companies are set to be addressed by European authorities.
According to the City Women's Network (CWN), the European Commission is considering introducing quotas to tackle the issue in the private sector, where women only make up ten per cent of members.
The new ruling on transparency is due to come into effect with the Equality Act in October and the changes have been welcomed by Kate Grussing, spokesperson for CWN and managing director of recruitment firm Sapphire Partners.
However, she stated that quotas are "a very contentious debate" because "no woman wants to go and sit on a board because she satisfies a quota requirement".
"Our members are divided on quotas, and what we need to focus on is greater transparency of how the board appointments are made so that women are on the shortlist where they deserve to be," she added.…
s or your old aunt Mable will post something that you would rather not have an employer review when they are considering you for employment.
People are screaming about privacy in the same breath they are screaming about being able to flop their life out on the internet and not have anybody look at it. Be smart. Linkedin professional profile. Facebook private and don't post weird stuff or rants on twitter while you are looking for a job. You wouldn't post your picture of all your tats while you have on a speedo and a beer in your hand on the front page of the paper or write insane letters to the editor of the paper in the city where you want to work. If you want privacy set the facebook private period.
It may not totally protect them from dumb stuff they have posted someplace but at least it doesn't slam something in somebody's face in the first two google results.…