Government aims to look at your social media before employment

Public Service And Administration

The minister for Public Service and Administration, Ayanda Dlodlo, has said that it will use social media as an additional way to check candidates and use it as a reference.

Dlodlo said the ‘advisory circular’ has been sent to all government departments, however, it is not mandatory.

The process is said to enhance the employment process as these social media platforms will aid the initial CV.

Dlodlo said, ’A Career Builder Survey of 2018 indicates that 33% of employers found content that made them more likely to hire the employee and 23% found information that led to direct hiring of applicants. This proves that such online content can be an employee’s best advocate.’


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