4 Reasons NOT to Demand Login Credentials to Employee or Candidate Personal Social Accounts

Employers should not require employees or job candidates to surrender login credentials for their personal social media, for the following reasons:

  1. You may encounter information which tells you that the person is in a protected group, and expose your company to a discrimination claim.
  2. You may create the impression that you are a distrustful and disrespectful employer, thereby damaging your corporate reputation.
  3. How would your IT Security team feel to know that your employees surrender their passwords when asked?
  4. You risk creating an environment wherein your people feel empowered to violate employee privacy.
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