LinkedIn as a recruitment resource
I’m working on an article about the risks in social networking right now, and I’ve come across yet another blog posting about how to use LinkedIn (and Facebook, and Twitter, etc.) to look for job candidates.
I’ve never quite been able to figure out the attraction of using LinkeDin as a source of employment candidates. The one thing you know about active socnet users is that they are active socnet users. If you are at all concerned about your employees wasting time at work, you know right off the top that this is a person who will do that.
Of course, if your company is trying to “get into” the socnet world, you might think this is a good thing. But it’s quite a leap of faith to think they would do it for you, rather than themselves.
(For us in infosec, there would be the added concern that this person is either telling way too much about themselves, or “tailoring” the facts. So you either have a failure of confidentiality, or integrity.)