Start Date

7-1-2011 2:30 PM

End Date

7-1-2011 3:15 PM

Track

2. Track 2 - Poster Session

Subject Area

Human Resources

Faculty Member

Dr. Juan Madera jmmadera@uh.edu

Abstract

The use of social network sites to investigate potential employees is increasingly common in hotel industry. However, few studies have examined how employers use social network sites for screening their applicants. As such, the purpose of this paper is investigate what type of information is screened on social network sites and for what positions. Participants will be hotel industry recruiters attending a career fair in the fall of 2010. The questionnaire is designed to measure what type of information they screen, and for what level of positions they use social network sites. Descriptive analysis will be employed and an Analysis of Variance will be used to test the hypotheses. The results of this paper can better explain how employers use social network sites for screening.. Also, the result can give guidelines to both employers and employees in the future.

Keywords

Hotel industry, Recruiting, Social network sites, Positive-negative asymmetry effect, Employee level



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Analysis of Using Social Network Sites to Investigate Employees in the Hospitality Industry

The use of social network sites to investigate potential employees is increasingly common in hotel industry. However, few studies have examined how employers use social network sites for screening their applicants. As such, the purpose of this paper is investigate what type of information is screened on social network sites and for what positions. Participants will be hotel industry recruiters attending a career fair in the fall of 2010. The questionnaire is designed to measure what type of information they screen, and for what level of positions they use social network sites. Descriptive analysis will be employed and an Analysis of Variance will be used to test the hypotheses. The results of this paper can better explain how employers use social network sites for screening.. Also, the result can give guidelines to both employers and employees in the future.