Invasive Job Hiring Practices and Social Media Data Usage Knowledge on Job Intentions

Stephen Baglione, Louis Tucci, Patrick Woock


Social media data are being used to evaluate potential job applicants.  Its use is controversial and widespread.   Facebook users’ job intentions to accept a position were reduced when invasive data usage was employed.  More knowledgeable users about how social media data can be used exhibited higher job intentions.  An interaction revealed less knowledgeable users about how social media data is used had reduced job intentions when confronted with an invasive hiring practice.  This relationship is not present for more knowledgeable users when invasive hiring practices are used. 


Social media; hiring practices; Facebook; job intentions

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