Screening social media accounts deters job applicants

Jobseekers are less likely to seek employment with a company that reviews social media accounts as part of the recruitment process, US research has found.

In two separate studies, candidates for a hypothetical job were told their Facebook accounts had been reviewed by their potential employer. In both studies candidates reported a negative view of the employer.

These candidates also reported they were also more likely to take legal action against the prospective employer for invasion of privacy.

Read more at North Carolina State University