IT, finance workers using fake references
ALMOST half of all workers in the IT and finance sectors are using fake references.
Research by recruitment firm Balance Recruitment finds 39 per cent of referees are friends of the candidate and 4 per cent of workers have listed a made-up referee.
It warns that despite being the last hurdle in a job offer, reference checks still are an important tool used by employers.
The survey also found 13 per cent of referees would give a good reference, even though the person was not good at their job.