Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, April 11, 2012
Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals, April 11, 2012
Recent reports indicate that some employers are asking job candidates for their social media passwords during interviews to access candidates’ accounts and view their profiles.
NACE’s position is that this practice violates ethical standards. Employers should not require or request that job candidates provide password/login information to their personal social network accounts as a condition of employment or as a condition of consideration for employment.
NACE’s “Principles for Professional Practice” provides for a recruitment process that is consistent with EEO and privacy laws and a process in which students are free from undue pressure.
NACE advises college career services professionals to counsel their students that employers do not have a right to require them to provide their logins and passwords during the employment recruiting process.
Please direct complaints about employers requiring logins/passwords from student job seekers to the NACE Principles for Professional Practice Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.