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Hiring smart for competitive advantage.

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Published by Harvard Business School Press in Boston, Mass .
Written in English


  • Employee selection,
  • Employment interviewing,
  • Employees -- Recruiting

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesThe results-driven manager series
ContributionsHarvard Business School Press.
LC ClassificationsHF5549.5.S38 H573 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3403662M
ISBN 101591399726
LC Control Number2005018861

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