Can Your Facebook Profile Be Used To Determine Your Performance At Work?

Can Your Facebook Profile Be Used To Determine Your Performance At Work?
technology

Study finds that people's online personas can be evaluated to determine key personality traits and therefore skills and abilities.

Emma Hutchings
  • 23 february 2012

Researchers from Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University, have found that Facebook profiles could be used to determine a job seeker’s personality traits and suggest to potential employers how they would perform and what useful skills they have. The researchers believe that social networks “may provide useful information for potential use in organizational research and practice, taking into consideration various legal and ethical issues.”

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