According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 60% of employers are now screening candidates on social media. Look to see that number increase in the coming years and for it to become standard operating procedure of all recruiters and hiring managers.
Now, how does that break down industry by industry? Which hiring managers and recruiters have made social media screenings a regular part of their hiring process?
- 76% IT/tech
- 65% sales
- 61% financial services
- 59% healthcare
- 59% retail
- 56% recruiting
It’s obvious why the numbers are so high in tech, sales and financial services, especially for more visible occupations that require a social media presence. The consequences of an embarrassing social media gaffe are high for someone with a big following, or for someone who should by rights be expected to know better.