Monday, September 15, 2008

News You Can Use This Week

It's a masterpiece of convergence, really, when you consider that a lot of people on Wall Street and elsewhere may be out on their asses before the week is over.

Ars Technica informs us that at least 22 percent of employers routinely vet candidates for employment through so called "social networking" websites such as facebook and myspace with the usual predictable results, to wit: people are incapable of keeping their mouths shut.
  • 41 per cent disclosed drug use
  • 40 per cent posted "provocative" photos and information
  • 29 per cent had poor communication skills
  • 28 per cent said bad things about previous employers
  • 27 per cent were liars
  • 22 per cent made offensive statements about race, gender, religion and so on
  • 21 per cent were linked to criminal behavior
  • 19 per cent disclosed confidential employer information.


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