Three in four employers snoop on job candidates online: Survey
Three in four employers perform online background checks on job candidates, with LinkedIn and Facebook the most commonly used channels, a Jobscentral online survey found.
The survey, which was conducted from August to September last year, involved 396 hiring managers and human resource personnel in Singapore.
These checks were mostly to ascertain that the information provided by job candidates was credible.
The survey also found that most employers (62.1 per cent) do not spend more than a minute looking through a resume. Only 4.8 per cent spend more than five minutes screening an application.