Reference Check or Gut Check?

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Who needs a reference check? Your perfect hire is obvious!

When you know, you know, right? Maybe that’s true when taking the next big step in your relationship, but it’s not the stance you should take when hiring. Recruiting the right people is much more than a feeling.

With a hiring market as hot as the one we’re currently in, more and more of our clients are trying to opt out of running reference checks. Their main concern is losing their top candidate to a competitor while waiting for a call back from a previous boss. Additionally, there are mixed reviews about the relevance and reliability of reference checks. The most common complaints we hear are a lack of response, a lack of transparency, and a lack of new insight into whether the candidate is a good fit for the role. Like interviewing, a reference check is all about asking the right questions…

Check out our videos below and learn how to conduct an effective reference check and make a successful hire.

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