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Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction.- Using Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment: An Overview.- Part II: Current Applications.- Social Media as a Personnel Selection and Hiring Resources: Reservations and Recommendations.- Theoretical Propositions about Cybervetting: A Common Antecedents Model.- An Uncertainty Reduction Approach to Applicant Information-Seeking in Social Media: Effects on Attributions and Hiring.-Social Media Use: Antecedents and Outcomes of Sharing.- Game-Thinking within Social Media to Recruit and Select Job Candidates.- Part III: Practical Guidelines.- Social Media, Big Data, and Employment Decisions: Mo' Data, Mo' Problems?.-Comparing the Social Media in the United State and BRIC Nations, and the Challenges faced in International Selection.- Social Media and Employee Recruitment: Chasing the Run Away Bandwagon.- How to Stay Current in Social Media to Be Competitive In Recruitment and Selection.- Part IV: Challenges and Limitations.- Impression Management and Social Media Profiles.- Applicant Reactions to Social Media in Selection: Early Returns and Future Directions.- Legal Concerns When Considering Social Media Data in Selection.- Online exclusion: Biases that may arise when using social media in talent acquisition.- Is John Smith Really John Smith? Misrepresentations and Misattributions of Candidates Using Social Media and Social Networking Sites.- Part V: Future Directions:Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment: Current Knowledge, Unanswered Questions, and Future Directions.

About the Author

Richard N. Landers, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University. His research program focuses upon improving the use of Internet technologies in talent management, especially the measurement of knowledge, skills and abilities, the selection of employees using innovative technologies, and learning conducted via the Internet. Recent topics have included social media, gamification, unproctored Internet-based testing, mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, immersive 3D virtual environments and virtual reality, game-based learning, and game-based assessment. His research and writing has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Science News Daily, Popular Science, Maclean's, and Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations as well as the editorial board of Technology, Knowledge and Learning. He was Old Dominion University's 2014 and 2015 nominee for the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia Rising Star Outstanding Faculty Award. He is also author of statistics textbook, A Step-by-Step Introduction to Statistics for Business. Finally, he maintains a science-popularization blog spreading news about technology, business, and psychology. Gordon B. Schmidt, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership & Supervision at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. He received his PhD in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University in 2012. His primary research interests relate to how social media can significantly impact the worker-organization relationship. Recent work has looked at legal aspects of employment terminations due to worker social media behavior. He has also examined how social media can play a part in virtual leadership and virtual team behavior. He has an upcoming book chapter on how social media can be a medium for organizational politics. He is well connected with the field of I/O Psychology through social media, being a top 10 contributor on the I/O Psychologist social media site My.SIOP, a moderator of the I/O Psychology sub-reddit, and running a Twitter account devoted to disseminating knowledge on psychology, management, higher education, and technology.

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