Not all candidates are who they say they are

Fletcher, Clive
April 1997
People Management;4/17/1997, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p51
Presents results of a study conducted by David Cooper and Ivan Robertson on how effective references are in predicting future performance of job applicants. Validity coefficient as to whether references are really worth; Reasons why references are used; Importance of references in an organization or association.


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