first_imgReferences influenced by personality clashesOn 16 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Nearly three-quarters of city employees believe that employment referencesare influenced by personality and culture clashes, according to new research. A survey of 680 city workers in London and Dublin also finds that while 65per cent think references play a major role in hiring decisions, 60 per centbelieve they are just a ‘rubber stamp’ to hiring decisions. According to the CitiPeople Index from global recruitment specialist MorganMcKinley, two-thirds of employees believe verbal references have more valuethan written testimonies. More than 90 per cent claim they would never provide inaccurate informationin response to a reference request. The 2 per cent who admitted that they had provided inaccurate information inthe past said that the inaccuracies referred to levels of experience and thereasons for leaving their last employer. Nearly 60 per cent think that drug testing prior to being offered a positionshould be part of the reference process. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more