Facebook and personnel selection: What's the big deal?
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Employers should remain cautious when using Facebook as a tool for employment-related decision-making, as it provides minimal job-relevant information and may not accurately portray the applicant of interest’s actual performance at the job. Furthermore, due to the fact that there are no legal guidelines that allow for the use of SNWs as part of employment decisions, employers are placing avoidable risk on themselves (as they may be accused of illegal invasion of privacy) for potentially minimal gain.
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