29 Mar '11, 9pm

Social media and the role it plays when looking for a job

SINGAPORE - A survey by recruitment firm, Randstad, has found that social media plays an influential role in the workplace and job search environment. According to the Randstad Workmonitor, when preparing for an interview, 56 per cent of employees would use social media to find out more about an employer. Some 60 per cent would use social media to find out more about a potential employer's working culture from comments made by employees, and more than half (60 per cent) would not apply to an organisation if negative things were being said about the employer on social media. When asked if employees take into account that their personal profiles can be viewed by their employers, 67 per cent said yes. About half (48 per cent) said their employers provided guidelines for using social media representation with regard to work-related content and engagement. Randstad regional dir...

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