Human Resource (HR) professionals are increasingly using Social Networking Websites (SNWs) for personnel recruitment and selection processes. However, evidence is required regarding their psychometric properties and their impact on applicant reactions. In this paper we present and discuss the results of exploring applicant reactions to either the use of a professional SNW (such as LinkedIn) or a non-professional SNW (such as Facebook). A scale for assessing applicant reactions was applied to 124 professionals. The results showed more positive attitudes to the use of professional SNWs compared with non-professional SNWs. Both gender and age moderated these results, with females and young applicants having a less positive attitude than males and older participants towards the use of non-professional SNWs.
|Translated title of the contribution||Applicant reactions to social network web use in personnel selection and assessment|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Revista de Psicologia del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones|
|Early online date||18 Oct 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2016|