Alphabetism can work in favour of the late arrivals in the workplace

Your ranter made a good point about alphabetism (Personnel Today, 1 May).

Job interviews are often conducted in alphabetical order, and some research indicates that the last or penultimate person to be interviewed is far more likely to get the job.

This is something to do with ‘warming up’ by the interviewers and changes in their perceptions through the day.

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