News: Your employer is playing big brother on social media

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Your employer is playing big brother on social media

Employees are increasingly creeping onto the radar of HR departments for apparent online indiscretions, Economic Times reported. And the proverbial big brother is not just keeping track of social behaviour of employees on networking sites; even comments, 'friends' and tweets of potential recruits are being traced.

Employees are increasingly creeping onto the radar of HR departments for apparent online indiscretions, Economic Times reported. And the proverbial big brother is not just keeping track of social behaviour of employees on networking sites; even comments, 'friends' and tweets of potential recruits are being traced.

If the hirer has a problem with what's put out, the candidate may face extra questions during the interview or even lose the opportunity. HR consultant Varda Pendse says: "Companies are going down to details of what employees do on social media — even matching their LinkedIn profiles with their real jobs to ensure no one is bragging about stuff they don't do."

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Topics: #Social Media, #BestPractices, #Corporate

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