Googling Job Applicants

It’s not shocking to realize that most human resource functions these days “Google” a job applicant’s name as part of their preliminary background research. What’s interesting is what decisions organizations are making based on the information they find.

According to Forbes, most candidates are eliminated due to lying about their qualifications. My two cents – seems this might open up an organization to discriminatory employment practice claims by some applicants… but I’m not a lawyer. : )