ERIC Number: EJ553250
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Hiring in a Hobbesian World. Social Infrastructure and Employers' Use of Information.
Miller, Shazia Rafiullah; Rosenbaum, James E.
Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal, v24 n4 p498-523 Nov 1997
Interviews of 51 employers showed they do not use transcripts or teacher recommendations in hiring. They mistrust applicant information from most sources, emphasizing interviews and "gut instinct," which often gives invalid results. They tend to use information from other employees or long-term social networks. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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