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Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title, Volume number(Issue number), Pages Used. doi:DOI Number


Esen, E., & Collison, J. (2005). Employee development survey report. Society For Human Resource Management, V(A), 4.

In-text citation

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(Author Surname, Year Published)


Research on how poor leadership can effect employee performance. (Esen & Collison, 2005)

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