A large Wall Street firm that regularly handles multi-million dollar accounts advertises for employment. The firm’s website emphasizes, “the professional manner in which we handle business,” and the job posting describes in detail the expectations of the position and the required education and training.
A young woman meets all of the specifications and feels she would be a good fit for the firm and applies for the position. As part of her pre-employment screening, she must log into her social networking accounts and allow a human resources manager to view the content of those accounts. Along with photos of meals she has eaten at nice restaurants and posts about her travels, there are several photos of her at bars consuming alcoholic beverages. The latter were not posted by her but were posted by friends who then tagged her in the photos.
She must also undergo a background screening, submit a copy of her driving record, and talk with a psychologist employed by the firm.. A week after the screening she is informed that she will not be offered an interview for the position. She inquires further into the decision not to hire her and is told that she has questionable activity on her social networking sites that does not meet the standards of the firm.
Which of the following most effectively weakens the firm’s decision?