Hiring Managers Requiring Your Facebook Password?

We’ve recently been following stories of hiring managers and employers who require job candidates to share the passwords to their Facebook and other social media profiles.  The idea here is that the employer or hiring manager can then log into the candidate’s social media profiles and “poke around” to make sure there’s nothing untoward or otherwise disqualifying about the job seeker.   Does your personal life outside of work have any bearing on your qualifications for a job?  Do employers have a right to peer into your life outside of the workplace as a prerequisite to offering you a position?  Yahoo! has a short video report about the trend here.  View the video and then share in the comments about whether or not you feel this is acceptable recruitment practice or a grievous overreach on the part of employers.

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