One in three hiring managers
admit to 'stalking' candidates online
One third of employers and hiring managers admit to
sleuthing on their candidates via social media, according to a
report from CV-Library.
One in four professionals admit that their social media
profiles are not set to private, even in the face of potential
After surveying over 1,000 employees and over 200
recruitment professionals, the report found that 65% of candidates
actually expect to be 'Googled' by their perspective employer, with
73% saying they're very careful about what they post
"Many employers and recruiters will use social media
during their hiring process and it's clear that they are influenced
by what they see online," added Lee Biggins, founder and managing
director of CV-Library.
"However, if you're using social media as a screening
tool, it's important that you aren't letting this cost you great
"Today's professionals are becoming more aware of what
they're posting and the effect this can have on their job
prospects. As such, you may not be getting an accurate impression
of who your candidate is through social media alone.
"Screening calls and face-to-face interviews are still the
best way to build a true picture of your
Two thirds of recruitment professionals claim that selfies
are not acceptable on professional profiles, with 60% of employees
"The selfie craze has taken off in recent years, but it's
clear that these should not be used for professional purposes,"
continued Biggins. "While these pictures might not be incriminating
in any way, there are certain negative connotations that come with