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Hire and Keep the Best People by Brian Tracy

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8 Check Resumes and References Carefully

The most expensive mistakes you will ever make in hiring will be as a result of not properly checking and confirming the truth and validity of the hired person’s background. An omission in this area can cost you thousands of dollars and many months of aggravation and frustration.

You will come across a special breed of job hunter in your career. These people are called “articulate incompetents.” They seem to be everywhere. You must watch out for them.

These people have only one skill: the ability to interview well for a job. Beyond that, they are incapable of doing anything of value. They are extremely creative at making plausible excuses for nonperformance. They are usually charming and friendly, with ...

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