May 15 2010
Are you checking up on your potential employees on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?
After all, foreknowledge on people, companies and markets we are dealing with will be much useful to ensure higher success for us.
Sun Tzu even says, “Thus, what enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge” (故明君賢將，所以動而勝人，成功出于眾者，先知也)
So, why can’t employers check on job candidates before hiring them? One justification is that, hiring the wrong employee is not only costly to the company, but also detrimental to the employee who comes into the wrong job.
But are you aware of the dangers of doing such online background check? Feel free to comment on my presentation done in December 2009 below or on SlideShare.net.