Employers are stalking your Facebook and this startup helps them

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For good or ill, social media is now fair game for recruiters and HR departments when checking out job candidates.

Still, it can be messy to Google-stalk potential hires and track down their various profiles. A Sydney-based startup, The Social Index, has built a tool that aims to streamline that process. From early 2015, the company has been building the platform and working with a few trusted businesses to really “push on it,” founder Fiona McLean told Mashable.

It works like this: Shortlisted job candidates receive an email with a unique identifier. Following a two-factor authentication process, the candidate signs into their accounts for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and the program’s algorithm analyses their social footprint in around 30 seconds. Read more…

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