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A ‘perfectly normal recruitment process’?

“We went through a perfectly normal recruitment process. We had her vetted by the force and nobody normally looks through anybody’s Twitter feed.”

Kent police and crime commissioner (PCC) Ann Barnes has been in the news, defending the recent appointment of Britain’s first youth police and crime commissioner, after it came to light that Paris Brown had made what could be considered rascist and anti-gay comments on twitter.

A timely reminder to recruiters that ‘a perfectly normal recruitment process’ these days should probably include checking a candidate’s facebook and twitter accounts…




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