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Bosses pick buddies over qualified?

Posted by: 2UE | 3 January, 2013 - 9:58 AM
Bosses hiring future buddies over those more qualified?

A study of the world's best-paid elite at investment banks, law practices and consulting firms hiring new employees has found it is often not the best qualified candidates who get the job.

Many bosses at elite US firms are hiring people they would like to form a friendship with, over those who are far more qualified. John Stanley on cultural compatibility and workplaces looking for someone that will fit in.


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The importance of personal interests appeared crucial to elite firms choosing employees.

Mind is willing, but body weak?

Male body image: one in 10 diagnoses of anorexia is for men

The mind is willing but the body is weak, as John Stanley looks at the baby boomers and over 60's who are pushing themselves to act as if they were younger, leading to an increase in falls, accidents and injuries.

More rescue choppers, not less!

John Gibbs on the scene of a light plane crash in Sydney

Rescue helicopter crews say more aircrafts are needed in rural areas, despite a state review recommending they be based close to Sydney. Stuart Bocking looks at the report that wants the NSW fleet to be reduced.

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