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7 Peer Reviews on Social Media's Impact on Employee Recruitm

Peer-reviewed articles often provide in-depth insight on topics that help readers get qualitative and quantitative data to support new information. Through research, there are several articles that provide more information on how social media is impacting the way employees are being recruited and screened by employers. In this listicle, we take a look at a compilation of reviews that render backgrounds on the basis of how social media can affect the way an employer may view a potential candidate or current employee. 

#1 Cybervetting and Monitoring Employee’s Online Activities

Written by Katherine Mikkelson, this article goes inside the world of employers' who utilize social media to obtain information about job applicants or to monitor current employees. The statistics provided in this article reveal how common it is for human resource managers to use cybervetting as a part of their hiring process.

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#2 They Posted What? Recruiters Use of Social Media for Selection

The findings in this article reveal the direct reasons company recruiters result in accessing candidates' social media accounts to gain more information on who is applying. Author Kevin E. Henderson, found that recruiters believe this form of media to provide a "real" look at the person, level of professionalism, and record of behavior. It goes onto looking at both why and why not recruiters may continue to use social media in their process.

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#3 Employers’ Use of Social Networking Sites in Selection Process

The rapid speed of change in technology is requiring the human resource department to adapt to the times. Stephanie L. Black and Andrew F. Johnson seek to bring light to the issues regarding SNS (Social Network Sites) "in the recruitment, selection, and hiring process."

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#4 Risky Business: The Legal Side of Social Media in Recruiting

Authors Kathleen McGarvey Hidy and Mary E. Sheila McDonald look at the legalities of companies using social media for its role in their employment decision process. There is a big emphasis on the importance of discussing the legal risks and rewards social media has on both individuals and organizations.

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#5 Showing Your Public Face: Perceived Professionalism on Social

This peer review evaluates how social media can be used as a tool for screening professionalism based on reviewing candidates' profiles. Focusing on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google, the article categorized posted content from applicants to best decide how professional they make themselves appear to be.

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#6 Paradigm Shift on HR Practices Due to Social Media Influence

Dr. Asha Nagendra's article take a look at how human resources are shifting due to the influence of social media. The study was created to help better understand the impact of social media on an employee's life cycle, analyze the various channels available from social media, and study the effects of social media on employee's decision making. This review goes onto looking at multiple areas in which social media plays into how employees continue their connection with companies.

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#7 Examining Faking Ability on Social Media Pages

Authors Amber N. Schroeder and Jacqulyn M. Cavanaugh investigate the ability for a job applicant to fake success through social media. Specifically, this article looks at Facebook profiles. With further research, indicators such as age, daily Facebook usage, cognitive ability, etc. play into the perception of success. Quantitative data is applied to this research to create a result in their findings.

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