Damaging social media discoveries made by online recruiters 2018

This statistic gives information on the most common social media discoveries made by hiring managers that lead to a candidate not getting a job. During as survey in May 2018, it was found that 25 percent of employers who researched potential job candidates on social media had not extended a job offer because the candidate had been found out to be bad-mouthing their previous employer or fellow employees on social networks.

Social media discoveries made by online recruiters that lead to a candidate not getting a job as of May 2018

Share of respondents
Provocative or inappropriate photographs, videos or information40%
Evidence of candidate drinking or using drugs36%
Discriminatory comments related to race, gender, religion31%
Was linked to criminal behavior30%
Lied about qualifications27%
Had poor communication skills27%
Bad-mouthed their previous company or fellow employee25%
Screen name was unprofessional 22%
Shared confidential information from previous employers20%
Lied about an absence16%
Posted too frequently12%
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Sources

Release date

August 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 4 to May 1, 2018

Number of respondents

1,012 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes in the private sector

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible.

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