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references are useless, companies are very wary to give bad references due to the chance of a lawsuit, and a probation period is a massive cost to the company



> a probation period is a massive cost to the company

Perhaps, but it's a lot less than the cost of not having a probationary period and winding up stuck with a poor member of staff indefinitely because you couldn't do the impossible and spot every problem candidate during a momentary interview.


I've heard this for years, but have never been able to find out what references someone gave for me in an employment situation. Is it common?




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