Can we ask applicants for their Facebook passwords?
A growing number of states protect applicants from employer snooping on Facebook.
We are ramping up to make a number of new hires, so we are reviewing our application process. We always google applicants who get past the initial screening, and we look for them on social media sites as well. However, a lot of applicants use privacy settings to make their Facebook and other social media pages available only to their online friends. May we ask applicants to either log in and show us their social media pages or to give us their passwords so we can do so?