Monday, March 15, 2010
Mitch Rubenstein at Adjunct Law Prof Blog has an interesting post about a study concerning online reputation and job consequences that Dan Solove at Concurring Opinions elaborates on. Mitch asks about employment discrimination while Dan focuses on privacy and process implications.
The study, done by Microsoft, surveys consumers, HR managers, and recruiters in the US, UK, Germany, and France, and finds that while fewer than 15% of people think that their online information will matter in getting hired, 70% of employers in the US (much bigger than the other countries) rejected employees because of information found out about them online. And nearly all US employers surveyed thought it appropriate to base decisions on information found online. See Dan's post for some great graphics and the study for more info.