Is Klout Score The New Hiring Trend?
There's an alarming report about a growing and "disturbing" trend happening in the job market place for people looking to get hired.
It was not too long ago when it was reported that some companies are requiring Facebook passwords to their job applicants to check on their social profiles, and now this.
According to the report, job applicants are being turned down because their "Klout scores" in the Klout site were too low.
The people who claim they were rejected for job offers because of their sub-standard scores in the Klout system swear they don't make these stories up. One person claimed that while being interviewed for a job a certain employer checked his Klout score on the computer and his interview was cut short after the prospective employer found out about his low Klout score.
To note, Klout is a California-based company that checks people's "online influence" using its own algorithm with user data from big social networking sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, just to name a few. The higher your Klout score on their system, the better it is for your social "status".
This report and new "alleged" crazy trend may or may not be truly happening in real life, but it is nonetheless a surefire indication of how our social interactions and social media affiliations affect our personal and social life.