Updated: Jul 18, 2019
Studies show, 56% of employers have decided not to hire a candidate based on what they have found online.
Here’s what else you should know;
75% of HR departments are required to research candidates online before hiring, with 70% deep screening on social media.
57% of employers are less likely to interview a candidate if they can’t find positive info about them online.
75% of respondents in the US had recently googled themselves; 48% of these said the results were not positive and 30% said nothing of relevance came up
56% found something that cemented a decision to do business with a person
14% of online users reported something negative due to actions of other people online, of which; 21% were fired from a job, 16% did not get hired for the job they wanted, 14% did not get admission to their preferred college, 15% had their mortgage application rejected and 16% lost their health insurance