Poll of the Week – When Does a Background Check Go Too Far?

March 27, 2012

A small but growing number of employers are asking potential hires to share social networking login and password information.

According to a recent article published by the New York Times, some companies and government agencies are implementing a new type of background check when screening potential new hires.

They are asking job candidates if they can log in to their Facebook pages and have a look around.

In today’s era of social media use, the article raises some questions for physician practices, writes Practice Notes blogger Marisa Torrieri. What do you think?

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