A professor at Northern Illinois University believes Facebook could be a huge asset to the business world.
His thoughts come from the results of his recent study - where *raters analyzed a person's Facebook page. They looked at everything from status updates to pictures even wall conversations.Those answers were then compared to a personality and skills test taken by the subject.
Dr. Kluemper says the results his researchers found were very similar, but using Facebook information in an interview can be tricky.
"Things such as religion, race, family status-- all of those pieces of info might be readily available," she said.
Though it's not illegal to view personal information online. Shelain doesn't believe managers should consider those details when hiring.
"It's imperative that companies put policy and procedures in place to make certain that their employees are utilizing approriate information that can be ultize in a hiring decision," said Shelain.