We've long known that employers are searching social media sites as part of their background investigation of job applicants. So the applicants have taken to blocking the public at large from accessing portions of their Facebook (for example) pages. That keeps the pictures of the drunken college beer bashes away from prying eyes.
So some employers have taken to requiring applicants to turn over login credentials – or to log in in the presence of an interviewer – as this article from MyCentralJersey.com tells us. Some applicants have refused and withdrawn their applications. Others, needing a job, have agreed.
Fair background investigation or unsupportable invasion of privacy? What do you think?