Reputation Watch

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Over the last decade, social media has undergone massive transformation – and the change is ongoing. While Facebook started out merely as a way for undergrads to mingle, now nearly every business has a page and works on attracting ‘likes.’ Twitter...
Monday, June 2, 2014
On May 27, the Federal Trade Commission published a report that highlights the amount of personal information harvested by data brokers. The FTC looked at nine of the top names in the big data business -- Acxiom, CoreLogic, Datalogix, eBureau, ID...
Monday, June 2, 2014
On May 27, the Federal Trade Commission published a report that highlights the amount of personal information harvested by data brokers. The FTC looked at nine of the top names in the big data business -- Acxiom, CoreLogic, Datalogix, eBureau, ID...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Over the last decade, social media has undergone massive transformation – and the change is ongoing. While Facebook started out merely as a way for undergrads to mingle, now nearly every business has a page and works on attracting ‘likes.’ Twitter...
Monday, June 2, 2014
On May 27, the Federal Trade Commission published a report that highlights the amount of personal information harvested by data brokers. The FTC looked at nine of the top names in the big data business -- Acxiom, CoreLogic, Datalogix, eBureau, ID...

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Types of online reputation information that influenced decisions to reject a candidate include:

  • concerns about the candidate's lifestyle (58%),
  • inappropriate comments and text written by the candidate (56%), unsuitable photos, videos, and information (55%),
  • inappropriate comments or text written by friends or relatives (43%),
  • comments criticizing previous employers, co-workers, or clients (40%),
  • inappropriate comments or text written by colleagues or work acquaintances (40%),
  • membership in certain groups and networks (35%),
  • discovered that information the candidate shared was false (30%),
  • poor communication skills displayed online (27%)
  • concern about the candidate's financial background (16%).

(Microsoft, 2010)