Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3246444/it-careers/just-one-more-reason-we-um-love-hr.html#tk.rss_all
IT pilot fish’s former co-worker is job hunting and asks fish for a favor: Will you let me use you as a reference?
“I was quite willing — happy even — to do so,” says fish.
“He went through the normal interviewing and application process for one particular job. HR went through the normal reference-check process, where I was totally honest. He was hired and started the new job.
“A few weeks later, I got a call from a recruiter from that company. I was a bit surprised, because I had already given the reference and he’d started the job.
“But it turns out