ERIC Number: EJ437130
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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The Mutability of Educational Credentials as Hiring Criteria. How Employers Evaluate Atypically Highly Credentialed Job Candidates.
Bills, David B.
Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal, v19 n1 p79-95 Feb 1992
Data from the appointing managers and personnel directors of 35 newly hired and 33 promoted workers found that (1) employers maintain educational ceilings that are usually flexible and established by default; and (2) some employers willingly hire "overqualified" workers because of their potential for eventual promotion. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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