I think, for most of us, it's entertaining and a great way to stay in touch with family and friends and the community. However, for others, it's a detriment. It...is social media.
A company called CareerBuilder.ca recently conducted a survey and found some interesting results. More than half of employers have found content on social media that turned them away from applicants.
70% of employers surveyed say they use social media sites to research potential employees during the hiring process.
Wait, there's more. 48% of business owners and managers say they make regular checks on current employees on social media and a third of them, 34%, have reprimanded or fired an employee for offensive or inappropriate conduct on social networking websites.
Now, on the other side of the coin, close to half of employers say "if they can't find a job candidate online, they are less likely to call that person for an interview".
The message here? I think it's clear, isn't it?