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What happens if an applicant doesn't supply them ? How do you deal with people who don't have accounts or don't use those services? Are you worried that you maybe missing out on candidates who don't participate in these communities? I totally understand wanting to find strong fits for a company culture, but non-work related social profiles seems like a minefield of a way to screen for how respectful a person will be in an office environment.



It's not an issue if not supplied. Many don't. We've had candidates with no HN or GitHub profiles make it through the process.

HN is a work-related profile for some jobs.

Hiring is already a minefield. HN or social profiles are just one way for either candidates or employers to blow themselves up.




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