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EU wants employers to stop snooping on candidates

EU wants employers to stop snooping on candidates

Hands up if you’re guilty of meeting someone - whether it’s an old flame, a mutual friend or potential candidate - and logged onto Facebook, Twitter or whatever method of ‘online stalking’ you prefer, to have a snoop.

In fact, social media checks have become intrinsic to the vetting process, with 70% of employers using social networks to screen candidates, according to a CareerBuilder survey, causing jobseekers to triple check their privacy settings, (and think twice before uploading raucous snaps from their most recent trip to Ibiza).

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