Should you check Facebook before hiring?

Source: Bidhan Parmar, Washington Post (Free Registration)

THE BIG IDEA: Is it ethical to base a hiring decision on a job candidate's Facebook page? THE SCENARIO: Miranda Shaw, a manager at a leading consulting firm, is hiring for a senior analyst position. She has narrowed the field to two candidates, Rick Parsons and Deborah Jones, and must make her recommendation to the company's human resources department immediately. Both candidates graduated from the same highly ranked business school that Shaw attended. Both boast appropriate work backgrounds and shone in their interviews.

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