[LINK] Microsoft Privacy Research

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Wed May 26 19:30:25 AEST 2010

Research shows online reputations matter 


Seventy percent of hiring managers say they've decided not to hire an
applicant because of information they have found online, according to a
survey commissioned by Microsoft of 1,200 human relations managers and

While most of those surveyed stated they research candidates online, and
think they are justified in doing so, only seven percent of consumers
believed that recruiters check out potential candidates online when
making hiring decisions. 

Over one-half of managers surveyed agreed that data on lifestyle,
inappropriate written text and inappropriate photos were types of
information that could result in rejecting a candidate..

Cheers, Barb
Stephen Looosley
Victoria, Australia

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