Small Business is our Business

A recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder found over one-half (52%) of  employers use social media to gather information on job applicants.  This trend will  in all likelihood continue to grow. A real eye-opener is that 48% of hiring personnel have used this online  info  to NOT hire a prospective employee. Hiring managers in information technology (76%) and financial services(64%)  are the most likely to use social media to screen candidates. Other industries include:   sales(61%), professional/business services (54%), manufacturing (49%), and health care (49%).

So what turns hiring managers off?

*Provocative or inappropriate photographs

*Candidates use of drugs or drinking

*Bad- mouthing previous employers or co-workers

*Poor communication skills

*Discriminatory comments on race, religion, gender, etc.

Source:2015 CareerBuilder ‘s Survey of  Social Media. An online survey of 2,175 hiring managers .

 

 

 

 

Source:   CareerBuilder’s 2015 Social Media Recruitment Survey.

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