social networks, human resources, selection, privacy, stigma, discrimination
This paper discusses human resources practices related to social networking sites.
Authors used existing literature to present seven propositions about social media implications in human resources. Findings Human resources practitioners are more frequently using social media in recruitment, selection and hiring practices. At the same time, organizations lack boundaries and policies for doing so.
Human resource departments should encourage decision makers to document all information gathered via social networking sites, and make sure the information is valid and the site is reliable.
Black, Stephanie L. and Johnson, Andrew F., "Employers’ Use of Social Networking Sites in the Selection Process" (2012). Management Faculty Publications. 4.
Originally published at:
Black, S., & Johnson, A. (2012). Employers use of social networking in the selection process. Journal of Social Media in Society. 1(1), 7-29. https://thejsms.org/tsmri/index.php/TSMRI/article/view/2/0