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Varför granskar ni mig?: En kvalitativ studie om användningen av Facebook i rekryteringprocessen.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Who do you investigate me? (English)
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on the motives that recruiters can or may have within companies, organizations and authorities of using Facebook as a complement in the investigation of potential work-candidates. The study also explores the consequences that could occur regarding the boundaries of private and public spheres when recruiters are researching Facebook-pages of potential work-candidates.

The results were collected by qualitative interviews with eight different recruiters from a wide range of businesses in Kalmar.

By applying a framework of already identified uses and gratifications, we discovered six different motives of why recuriters would use Facebook as a complement while recruiting work-candidates. The motives are; security, guidance and advice, convenience utility, surveillance, curiosity and economic motives. We also discovered that the following consequences of researching Facebook-pages of potential workcandidates are that candidates are restricted in the possibilities of acting private on their Facebook-pages and that candidates have zero control of their published materials since recruiters sets the limits of what can be thought of as private and as public.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 53 p.
Keyword [sv]
Privat, offentligt, Facebook, sociala nätverk, internet, digitalt samhälle, motiv, behov och uses and gratifications theory.
National Category
Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35756OAI: diva2:730481
Subject / course
Media and Communications Science
Educational program
International Communication Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-07-07 Created: 2014-06-27 Last updated: 2014-07-07Bibliographically approved

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