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Has your company incorporated social media into your hiring practices? Is it useful or just more confusing?

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Keith Perry
Title: Consulting CFO and Business Operations A..
Company: Growth Accelerator
(Consulting CFO and Business Operations Advisor, Growth Accelerator) |

I consider LinkedIn to be social media; so, yes.
Pushing out "we're looking for XYZ" over social networks is also helpful in driving more traffic to apply, if that is your goal.

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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP) |

Slippery slope. Hiring decisions should be based on the person's ability to do a job only. But if I post a position using social media and applicants respond using social media, does that open up all social media to review? But unless the person has a unique name, by the way I do, can you be sure you are looking at their information? Regardless of these questions - check with your state regarding what you can and can't do.

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Mike Caruana
Title: Director of Financial Services
Company: Diamond Resorts International
(Director of Financial Services, Diamond Resorts International) |

I agree, Regis. There are a lot of good debates going on around this topic, too. Although I believe social media (FB, Twitter, etc.) may allow you to see a side of them that won't easily come out in the interview or after several months on the job, it may also create stereotypical preconceptions, etc. However, I do believe LinkedIn would be the great place to look for additional info on a serious candidate.

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