Company want theirs Employees check, by using the glass Candidate create. When hunting for the best job, they are not even aware of this.

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Open company in companies?

A young man once told me at the re: publica that he had just been fired. Reason: He took two days to demonstrate against the castor transport in Gorleben. Although that was not the official reason for the dismissal, but he was clear made that his political stance did not suit the company.

Elsewhere told me a Headhunterthat of course always customers exist who want to completely exclude certain groups of applicants – for example Women or foreigners. And that he sees his task in fulfilling the customer's wishes and pre-selecting the applicants accordingly. Understandably, both do not want to be named. The examples show two things: Discrimination in the Job Search also find without Internet and social media. And: So completely arrived in the tolerant and open Society, which many social media enthusiasts wish we are not yet.

What are employers really interested in?

In November 2010, the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM) asked 1.504 managing directors and HR managers how they found out about future employees on the Internet. Result: 49 percent of the companies surveyed gather information about their applicants on the Internet. 45 percent of all companies use Google, Bing or special people search engines. 21 percent researched social Online-networkswho have a professional focus, for example Xing or LinkedIn. 17 percent of all companies also search in social networks such as Facebook or StudiVZ, which are more private Character to have.

It is true that employee data protection is discussed again and again, according to which a Google check of the applicant is generally only possible if the employer has pointed this out to the applicant and which in any case severely restricts the collection of data in public networks. So far, however, § 28 of the Federal Data Protection Act applies, according to which all personal data that are generally accessible may be stored and used. This also applies to the information that applicants openly disseminate about themselves in social networks. So do applicants have to fear that their lives will be systematically screened? In the USA there are already service providers for this check applicants for their social media past in the past seven years sends the client a detailed dossier after completing the research. The life of the applicants on the presentation plate?

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