Nicolas Soulié est actuellement à Florence pour le Workshop on Behavioral and Experimental Economics (2-4 mai 2013). Il y présente l’article “Do Recruiters ‘Like’ It? Privacy And Social Network Profile In Hiring: A Randomized Experiment”, co-écrit avec Serge Pajak et Matthieu Manant. Cet article a aussi été présenté à la conférence SEEK, à Mannheim, les 25 et 26 avril 2013.
Le résumé de l’article suggère que les recruteurs s’aident des réseaux sociaux pour récolter des informations sur les candidats et affiner leur recrutement : “With the advance of social networks, a recruiter now has many sources of information to know about a candidate in order to decide whether to grant an interview. This way of knowing a candidate give recruiters more opportunities to find positive aspects of a candidate’s personality, but also may be used to discriminate against minority candidates based on such information. Our experiment aims at assessing the impact of an information found in an applicant’s social network profile. The experiment is currently being run until June, 2013 and we intend to send eventually 1000 applications, i.e. 500 applications per profile. So far, a total of 412 applications have been sent, and elicited 56 interview proposals from recruiters. The minority candidate received around thirty percent fewer callbacks, with 26 positive outcomes (40 for the other candidate), or 12.3% callback rate (19.8%). The Chi2 test insures that the difference is statistically significant at the 5% confidence level (p-value = 0.036).”