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Social media reference checking

Reference checks and social media: On shaky ground?

With all the social media sites available today, it is still critical to verbally validate a potential employee’s past experience with a previous employer.

There’s no denying, however, that a lot can be deduced about someone from a bit of quick searching in the public domain. Facebook, Twitter, and personal blogs can show the entire history of someone’s online ‘existence’.

The question is, how much of the information gleaned from social sites should you base your decisions on? How do you strike a balance? Read More…