Web profiles 'could encourage discrimination'

19-06-2007

Web profiles 'could encourage discrimination'
The display of personal details on the internet could lead to employers discriminating between candidates on racial, sexual orientation or religious grounds, according to a new survey.

Three-quarters of recruitment consultants polled by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said that this was a major concern for them, with 86 per cent stating that candidates should not publish certain data about themselves on the web just in case.

Over half of those surveyed also said they believe the MySpace and Facebook generation could result in fewer placements being made through traditional recruitment agencies, as jobseekers are more likely to look for jobs through informal online networks.

REC external affairs director Tom Hadley urged job hunters to keep a close eye on what information is published about them on the web.

"Employers also have a role to play. It's vital that they don't make decisions on whether to take candidates through to the interview stage based on information they find on the internet," he added.

Recent research from T-Mobile found that more than a quarter of workers are forbidden from using the web at work by their employers.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


Bookmark with:
Bookmark with: Digg Digg Bookmark with: Del.icio.us Delicious Bookmark with: Reddit Reddit Bookmark with: StumbleUpon StumbleUpon Bookmark with: Google Google Bookmark with: Technorati Technorati Bookmark with: Netvouz Netvouz

See also:

Latest News:

Search News
News Front Page
Accountancy / Tax
Advertising / PR
Armed Forces
Automotive
Aviation / Aerospace
Banking / Finance
Charities / Voluntary
Childcare / Youth
Construction / Property
Customer Services
Education / Training / Teaching
Emergency Services
Engineering / Electronics
Entertainment / TV / Theatre
Graduate Roles
HR / Recruitment
Health / Beauty
Hotel / Catering / Restaurants
IT / Internet
Insurance / Pensions
International / Overseas
Legal
Management / Business
Manufacturing / Industry
Media / New Media / Creative
Medical / Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Industry
Public Sector
Retail / Wholesale
Sales / Purchasing / Marketing
Science / Technology
Secretarial / PA / Admin
Skilled / Semi-skilled Manual
Telecommunications
Transport / Logistics
Travel / Tourism / Leisure