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Employer PUBLICLY SHAMED 'bikini snap' candidate

During the hiring process, many employers use social media as a way of screening prospective employees to help them secure the best talent possible.

This rings true for 70% of employers who have admitted using social media to vet candidates throughout the recruitment process, while 43% extend this social media scouting as a way to check up on their current employees, according to a 2018 CareerBuilder survey.

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Comments (1)

  • Jude Farley
    Jude Farley
    Mon, 7 Oct 2019 1:32pm BST
    The company didn't objectify her, the candidate objectified herself by making the original post
    The company anonymised the individual when making the example of what not to do and in response to this, the candidate then proceeds to publically expose herself as the candidate.
    It is illegal to use personality based tests as a means of selecting candidate suitability, at least on their own
    When used in conjunction with other data points however, personality profiling tools are a great aid to candidate selection - which begs the question, if personality traits are an important part of your selection criteria, wouldn't you be better off using a robust and proven and legally defensible tool to assess this?
    In the candidate's defence, the company did ask applicants to supply a picrture from their Instagram feed, which one might consider to be their own personal space. Lord knows my own Instagram feed is chock full of pictures of half naked men so one can only imagine what Kickass Masterminds would make of my application!

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