Three out of four HR professionals say they would not employ a friend to
work for them directly, because of the difficulties of objective management.
The research, by online jobsite Fish4jobs, finds that the problems of
employing a friend outweighs the advantages.
Almost two-thirds of the 200 HR managers surveyed believe it is more
difficult to maintain a professional relationship, and 86 per cent think it
would be awkward to highlight the substandard work of a friend.