IT, fi­nance work­ers us­ing fake ref­er­ences

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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.

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