Zappos has stopped advertising job openings in favor of a custom social network where would-be employees can network with existing workers and find out about employment opportunities. The move is intriguing and innovative but raises concerns about transparency and hiring discrimination. "[P]ersonal information -- the very type of personal information that employers are banned from asking during an official interview -- will undoubtedly come up at some point and when it does, it will be perused by recruiters," Laura Entis writes.

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