What’s Wrong with Reference Checks?

What’s Wrong with Reference Checks?

According to a CareerBuilder Survey, common applicants lie 62 times about their skill set, 54 times about their job responsibilities and 28 times about their academic degrees. To avoid hiring such applicants, employers necessitate conducting reference checks. However, although the reference checking is a standard part of the hiring process in their companies, there are several inconsistencies in the process of reference checks. For instance, telephone references are hard to deal with when it comes to documentation. Labor work done…

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Have references ready to get hired fast!

Have references ready to get hired fast!

The hiring process in most companies requires performing reference checks. To get better insights into candidate’s past work experiences, employers often ask candidates for as many as 5 references with a mix of co-workers, supervisors, and managers. Of course, it is intimidating for candidates as they are at the risk of missing a great job opportunity if any references happen to give negative reviews. Candidates can mitigate such risks and improve the chances of getting hired fast by organizing their…

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Employers, get the most out of reference checks!

Employers, get the most out of reference checks!

Are you thinking of reference checks as an extra hurdle or delay before making an offer to a candidate? If so, continue reading to learn how this very important step can help you avoid hiring a bad employee. If your company performs it as an opportunity to know what the candidate himself/herself has not revealed, you can avoid a bad hire that may cause the company to pay a heavy price. Which references you choose, what questions you ask them…

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How to Check References

How to Check References

“Reference checks are a standard part of the hiring process in most of the companies” according to Society for Human Resource Management, a global association that represents around 2, 50,000 HR professionals in more than 140 countries. The quality hiring ensures that the companies have near-zero firing rate. For that, reference checks are as prominent as other factors that contribute to the hiring of best candidates. How good references make all the difference? Most companies are limited to asking 1-2…

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Cut the Cost of Hiring a Wrong Candidate

Cut the Cost of Hiring a Wrong Candidate

Hiring a wrong candidate can cost a company in many ways. While it does impact the company financially, it also devastates the existing working culture and work engagement of team members. Issues such as employee disengagement, bad behaviors, and chaotic environment emerge out of a wrong hiring decision. In an interview with Business Insider, Zappo CEO Tony Hsieh said, “One bad hire can lead to a domino effect of more bad hires and decisions costing a company millions.” Hsieh unfolded…

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Reference Checking Guide for Job Seekers

Reference Checking Guide for Job Seekers

What is a reference check? Employers conduct reference checks during the hiring process for making the best selection of candidates. By doing so, they want to ensure that all the information collected from the resume, interviews and other sources is genuine. Not just that, but also from additional information like strengths, weaknesses and working capacities of the candidate, his potential performance in your company can be predicted. Contacting the right references, setting up the appropriate questions and conducting the process…

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Can Reference Checks be Automated?

Can Reference Checks be Automated?

Reference Check is Vital Checking references for candidates as well as employers can bring numerous benefits. But it is not at all easy to handle reference checks manually. It involves considerable time and efforts of both employer and candidate. During the whole process of reference check, it is likely to confront delays, excess time-consumption, referees’ lack of interest, and inefficiency due to the dull, slow tasks involved. Can the whole procedure of reference checks be simplified? Is there something that…

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