Social Media: HR Friend Or Foe?

Law360, New York (May 31, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT) -- The Internet, and social media or social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare in particular, offers a trove of information for employers to review when considering job applicants. Indeed, according to a 2009 survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 45 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates, an increase of nearly 23 percent from the year before.

Of those who conduct online searches concerning the job candidates, 29 percent use Facebook, 26 percent use LinkedIn, 21 percent use MySpace, and...
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