Thursday, May 3, 2007

ISU Thesis: Facebook a Hiring Tool for Businesses

Online Self-Reported Information: Facebook a Hiring Tool for Businesses
by Decker, Jason, M.S., Iowa State University, 2006, 74 pages
Publication Number: AAT 1439933
ISBN: 9780542999109

Abstract
Recently, the Internet has become a potential tool for employers to use during the hiring process with recruitment and selection. Online personalized resources like: blogs, personal websites, online portfolios, and social networking sites have opened the doors to a whole new medium for gathering information on potential employees.

The purpose of this study is to explore to what extent content from an online self reported profile, Facebook, influences companies hiring decisions.
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From those companies sampled, 30% of them use Facebook to lookup potential employee candidates.

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