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Millions of people log on to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube every day to chronicle the intimate details of their personal and professional lives. It should come as no surprise that some of these people are your current and prospective employees. While employers and human resource directors would like to believe that all of their employees are acting responsibly on the Internet, there nevertheless remains the possibility that one or more of them could be acting in a manner that may be contrary to their company’s principles, values or, more importantly, the strict and unforgiving mandates of its employment policies. Naturally, some level of curiosity exists as to employees’ and applicants’ dealings on the Internet.

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