Earlier this week, it hit the news that employers had been asking potential employees for their facebook passwords. Baffling. I didn’t believe it. But a chat with a friend confirmed that he knew people who had been asked when applying to local law firms!
I’d hazard a guess that whoever started these policies was not a millenial and didn’t understand how much of our lives are on facebook—or maybe they do. A check on facebook would be easier and probably cheaper than a background check.
Do you think employers will still continue this practice? And what would be your reaction if they did?