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Why you should never hire anyone based on their Facebook profile

Employee Facebook Profile Screening
The person you’re thinking of hiring has posted a bunch of pictures of themselves drunkenly vomiting on their cat on their Facebook page — does this mean they’re a bad fit for your company? The answer, according to research flagged by Forbes‘ Kashmir Hill, is “maybe not.” The new study, conducted by researchers at Florida State UniversityOld Dominion University, Clemson University, and Accenture, found that there is no correlation between how prospective employers rated someone’s Facebook profile and how well that person actually performed at their job.

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