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Rekrytering 2.0: - En fara för arbetssökandes personliga integritet?
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines how recruiters use social media during their recruitment process. The paper focuses on the staffing industry and will further examine how recruiters are handling jobseekers personal privacy when they are using social media in a recruitment process. The paper are trying to understand the meaning of what personal integrity means and how or if recruiters show consideration to this in a recruitment process when they are using social media as a recruitment tool.


Our result demonstrates that, today recruiters use social media daily to conduct background checks on job applicants. There are no clear instructions and rules on how recruiters should handle background checks through social media. Recruiters believe that job seekers are responsible for the information contained on the their social media. Recruiters do not see anything wrong with their actions when they choose to do background checks on job applicants through social media. If we look at the factors that violates an individual's privacy, can we conclude that recruits approach could be classified as a violation of jobseekers' personal integrity. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 73 p.
Keyword [en]
Recruitment, social media, personal integrity
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35022OAI: diva2:724015
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Human Resource Management - Personnel Management and Organisational Development, 180 credits
2014-06-02, Kalmar Nyckel, Kalmar, 20:52 (Swedish)
Available from: 2014-06-16 Created: 2014-06-11 Last updated: 2014-06-16Bibliographically approved

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