Started by Jonathan Birch, 2005-10-04T11:27:49-05:00 (Tuesday)
Quotetfizzle wrote: Many employers run background checks on new/prospective hires. My current landlord ran a background check on me before they would let me lease my apartment.
QuoteModernDayDarwin said: Let's ask you this Tyler, would you hire someone at work if you'd found out they were members of NAMBLA and had a fetish for BDSM snuff films?
QuoteModernDayDarwin said: Let's say for example that the information you put on the internet was something you were under the impression was private.
Quotepmotyko wrote:I agree. Google (and other search/meta engines) provide employers with a powerful tool to defend themselves against people who flagrantly lie on their resume in order to get a job. In my experience, candidates frequently "wordsmith" a resume with buzzwords that an employer wants to hear in order to advance through the interview process.Here is an example of how I'd use it to validate the credentials of a prospective hire. If a candidate cited experience with PHP, I'd Google for code examples, newsgroup posts, etc to attempt to validate their claim. If no meaningful results were found, I'd dig deeper in a technical interview to determine what their experience was comprised of.
Quotepmotyko wrote:Member of NAMBLA in most cases, sure. This is an organization that is protected by the ACLU. If I were hiring a boy scout troop leader, I'd most likely rule them out.BDSM snuff films, no. I'd consider that person a risk for violence in the work place. I'd also question the amount of respect they have for others if they enjoyed seeing people brought to this type of submission. To me this would be a red flag indicating a dangerous person. Hiring people is an expensive process for a company. I'd err on the side of caution and look for another candidate that didn't enjoy watching other human beings murdered (even if it is acting). Next please.
Quotepmotyko wrote:Sorry, your mistake.
QuoteJerry wrote:What about issues of accuracy?Anyonw can put any thing they want on the web. Just out of curiosity from this thread I googled my name and it turned up a on strange search engine page with a URL of "www.seeks-fun-and-goodtimes.com". The "funny" part is that it connected my bachelors in nursing to "being a bachelor". :-P
QuoteModernDayDarwin said: This is why you call former employers, ask for references, etc. You don't go behind their back to find information about them.
QuoteModernDayDarwin said: I'm pretty sure that this is called discrimination and is completely illegal.
QuoteModernDayDarwin said: It's none of your business how someone acts in their personal life. If you gave me two candidates one whom liked getting freaky with farm animals while his wife is video taping it and one that was living the american dream and an upstanding citizen.
QuoteModernDayDarwin said: Infact, I'm pretty sure you were just complaingin in another thread about how everyone at your work place is incompitant except you.
QuoteModernDayDarwin said: Just because you are a self proclaimed internet god doesn't mean that joe public is. Remember, joe public is the reason you are employed.