Since Friends Reunited was launched 22 years ago, the popularity of social media has grown exponentially so that it’s now an integral part of our daily lives. Alongside posting holiday snaps and news about life’s ups and downs, it can help us with everything – from selling houses to finding a local plumber to promoting your business and networking. Whilst it has a vital part to play in keeping people connected with others, social media misuse has also become a recognised source of mental ill health issues and it is increasingly relied on to evidence misconduct at work. So do we need to reconsider the benefits of using social media for work?
The presence of unconscious bias can be a complicated topic in recruitment. Removing it can be highly beneficial, but how do you do that?