Should Employers Be Able to Ask For Your Social Media Profile? [Infographic]

During the recruiting process, some employers will ask potential employees for access to their social media accounts to get more information about them.  Nearly all applicants “agree to this voluntary review, because they need or want the job.”  But is this fair?  A new infographic examines the problem.

The problem is that by letting employers — or even other organizations like police departments or colleges — it may be considered an invasion of privacy.  The ACLU sure things so: “It’s an invasion of privacy for private employers to insist on looking at people’s private Facebook pages,” they clarify.

So what do you think — would you give access to your social media profile to a prospective employer?  Thanks to Background Check for the infographic.

 

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