The Society for Advancement of Management is pleased to announce the publication of Using Social Media in the Selection Process: An Ethical Perspective for Employers and Applicants. The paper written by Andrew F. Johnson, Katherine Roberto, and Elwin Myers has been published in Volume 86 Edition 1 of the SAM Advanced Management Journal.
Social media is a widely popular communication platform that has been quickly adopted by millions of users world-wide (Statista, 2020). The vast amount of available information on social media is increasingly utilized in the selection process (Landers & Schmidt, 2016). This manuscript considers the use of social media in the selection process through the lens of two ethical perspectives. The utilitarian perspective provides an ethical lens with which to discuss the actions of employers. Alternatively, the deontological perspective provides an ethical lens to better understand the position of job seekers. The manuscript concludes with a discussion and recommendations for practice.
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