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Episode 07: Social media screening in today’s labour market

Social media screening

According to CareerBuilder, in 2006, about 11% of companies were doing some kind of cyber-vetting during their hiring process. In 2017, that number jumped to 70% of companies conducting social media screening.

As the process of social media screening becomes routine for companies, Jenna Jacobson, assistant professor at the School of Retail Management, sits down to discuss her research into the practice, in collaboration with the Social Media Lab.

She discusses the rise of cyber-vetting, the acceptance of the practice and gives students tips about how to manage their social media presence as they enter the labour market.