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Political social media posts could impact hiring managers' decisions: Survey
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Political social media posts could impact hiring managers' decisions on which candidates they select to join their teams, a new survey has found.
The majority of hiring managers (62%) always check candidates' social media profiles, and more than 17% said political posts in a candidates' profiles, in general, would have a negative impact on their desire to hire them, according to a new survey of 1,046 employees and 233 hiring managers by business software company Skynova found.
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On the other hand, 25% of hiring managers said political social media posts would have a somewhat positive impact on their desire to hire candidates, but the content of those political posts matter.
"Endorsing Donald Trump for president, even on personal social media accounts, is the easiest way to be knocked down a few notches in employers' and potential employees' eyes," Skynova wrote in a blog post discussing the survey results. "Plus, not actively supporting or denouncing the most pressing social issues of 2020 – like immigration, the Black Lives Matter movement, and voting – also had a negative impact on impressions."