Business Research Methods (HRM (Objectives (Question whether or not they…
Business Research Methods
How social media presence affects employability
Are you careful and aware of what you post online?
Do you think employers should be looking at your social media accounts?
Are you aware whether or not some employers examine your social media activity before hiring you?
Do you have a second account for friends/ work?
Do you look at social media activity of potential employees?
What are your policies if any, on employees social media presence?
In your opinion should people looking for a job manage their social media accounts with caution?
Who can I source information from?
College students in their final year and graduates
Older generation who have already obtained a job?
HR or recruitment managers
Methods of research
Read through company hiring policies
European Court of Human Rights
Data Protection Working Party
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Reasons for doing this project
To better understand how my online activity may affect me and my career prospects
After seeing movie director James Gunn lose his job over past tweets, it made me start thinking if this only happens to more fame related careers or if every individual needs to be wary of what they post online
Is it best to simply delete your current accounts and to create new ones?
Discover the laws (if any) that govern this practice
Question whether or not they conduct this form of screening
Discover the types of posts that would cause a potential employee to be rejected
To discover if employers inspect employee social media accounts
To what degree do they examine an employee's online presence
Are employee aware of this practice?