Bosses May Use Social Media to Discriminate – WSJ.com

The study, a Carnegie Mellon University experiment involving dummy résumés and social-media profiles, found that between 10% and a third of U.S. firms searched social networks for job applicants\’ information early in the hiring process. In those cases, candidates whose public Facebook FB +0.58% Facebook Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $46.70 +0.27 +0.58% Nov. 21, 2013 4:00 pm Volume Delayed 15m : 34.63M AFTER HOURS $46.88 +0.18 +0.39% Nov. 21, 2013 7:59 pm Volume Delayed 15m: 251,860 P/E Ratio 108.60 Market Cap $113.98 Billion Dividend Yield N/A Rev. per Employee $1,487,770 11/20/13 Bosses May Use Social Media to… 11/19/13 U.S. Hiring Remains Tepid Amid… 11/19/13 Snapchat Users Upload More Pho… More quote details and news » profiles indicated they were Muslim were less likely to be called for interviews than Christian applicants. The difference was particularly pronounced in parts of the country where more people identify themselves as conservative. In those places, Christian applicants got callbacks 17% of the time, compared with about 2% for Muslims.

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