Is use of information in cyberspace (i.e. on the internet) to vet job applicants and help decide their suitability to fill job vacancies. The main sources of information of this kind are social networking websites, such as MySpace and Facebook, which contain millions of personal webpages. The practice of cybervetting has been criticized as an unethical invasion of privacy but there is survey evidence that it is used quite widely by employers.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.