Are some job screenings fair?

United States
January 13, 2013 9:13am CST
The search for a job is becoming harder and harder. Many companies these days look to social media to screen out job applicants. Do you think it's fair for companies to look at a job candidates Facebook page or Twitter feeds for hiring purposes? What someone does in their free time has nothing to do with their ability to perform a job. What about credit checks? Why should a poor credit rating make someone a bad employee? It seems like the a job seekers actual work skills are no longer the main consideration for hiring.
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@akhil112 (58)
• India
14 Jan 13
Which company is doing such a thing?I dont think they need to peep into the interviewees personal life,if they want to know anything they can just ask him rit? One thing for sure they can find out for sure if the person is rude by viewing his fb or twitter feeds :)
• United States
16 Jan 13
Unfortunately, most companies are doing these things these days.
• Philippines
24 Jan 13
Since this generation is more relying on technology and social media, one can detect information about one’s characters by judging them on what contents they place in their social networking sites that they are registered with. This is also an assessment on some applicants if they are a complex or a suitable person for the company, I also have had a job interview that the company had added me up on their company’s facebook page since I applied through online job postings. I don’t find it a wrong way that company’s sees it’s applicants and employees social networking site, however, one should restrict their privacy because some company’s judge them on what they put up on such sites.