Study: People Still Post Stupid Things on Facebook

Despite the fact that recent surveys have said that we dislike Facebook more than any social media platform, we are still more than willing to post compromising content on our pages. Below is a hiring study that shows the majority of people who are eliminated from a potential job because of social media content, did so on Facebook.

 

A new survey by Paychex reveals that 67% of hiring managers say Facebook is the social media platform with the most incriminating information about job candidates. Twitter (9%) is next followed by Instagram (8%) and LinkedIn (4%). Other findings:

– the average hiring manager will look at an applicant’s social media accounts 2.2 times.

– 26% of hiring managers have stopped a hiring process after viewing an applicant’s party pictures on social media.

– 18% of hiring managers have stopped a hiring process because of an applicant’s political views

– 17% of hiring managers have stopped a hiring process because the applicant posted provocative photos

– 13% of hiring managers have stopped a hiring process because the applicant ripped a former employer.

– 6% of hiring managers have stopped a hiring process because the applicant bragged about playing hooky online.

 

For the results of the full report click the link: https://www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/social-media-effect-on-hiring-process