Saturday, March 13, 2010
Maximum PC (April 2010, page 10), of all places, reported on a study by Microsoft which found that 70%-yes 70% of HR professionals turned down a job candidate based upon their online reputation. The article continues as follows:
The top three reasons cited for rejecting a candidate were concerns about lifestyle, inappropriate comments, and unsuitable photos and videos.
There is a potential law review article in this story with regard to the application of employment discrimination to such situations. Maximum PC reported on the same study in January and that report can be found here.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein