Will the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling affect candidate background checks?

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As more recruiters use Google to screen candidates, the recent court ruling may improve people’s job prospects.

The ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling will force Google to eradicate links so that the information doesn’t appear on search results.

One of the most common forms of pre-employment screening is the internet search – trawling the web for information beyond the CV that aids the decision to progress or reject a job applicant. Most recruiters will probably admit to Googling applicants. It’s pretty much standard practice these days.

Read the full article in The Guardian newspaper

 

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