MAY 23, 2017
One of the quickest ways to multiply the quantity of candidates for a position is to source references. I see all references as potential candidates, and I treat them as such. There are three main ways I usually find references to contact.
Example Reference Check Questions
NOVEMBER 2, 2016
By the time you’re doing a reference check, you’re attached. You have high hopes that the hours you’ve spent trying to fill your open role are about to pay off, and you’ll be devastated if a candidate’s references don’t give the glowing reviews you want to hear. Interviewing
Back-door References Raise Some Big Questions
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Anyone who hires employees is guilty of it, whether directly or indirectly … that dirty little secret no one ever talks about: back-door references. Reference Checks Featured
Improving the Quality of Peer Reference Feedback
APRIL 17, 2017
Therefore, one of the most critical aspects of recruiting and credentialing new physicians and advanced practitioners is collecting peer references. Yet, the peer reference questionnaires that are commonly used by medical services departments don’t always enable hospitals to receive quality feedback. There are a few ways to access higher quality peer reference feedback. This increases a reference’s perception of fairness and, therefore, their willingness to respond.
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10 Things to Consider in an Online Reference Solution
APRIL 10, 2017
Your reference system doesn’t provide reference for its own performance – so you don’t know if it’s actually getting you results. • Is there data to show its reference feedback is predictive of post-hire turnover or success? The post 10 Things to Consider in an Online Reference Solution appeared first on SkillSurvey. Hiring and Recruiting all industries corporate hr reference checking
The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Reference Checking
APRIL 18, 2016
For recruiters, this, more often than not, tends to be reference checking. Ultimately, most employers agree that reference checking is a worthwhile exercise when it’s done well. 1: DO…arrange the reference check in advance. Startup Stock Photo.
Reference Questions that Work!
Glassdoor for Employers
JULY 1, 2015
I have started talking to some candidates and now find myself in the reference stage of the process. But, needless to say, vendors, like candidates, provide you with references they know will be positive. Top salespeople will be happy to give you a customer reference.
Horrible Bosses: Why Bad Job References Happen To Good People.
JANUARY 7, 2016
Turns out, the Allison & Taylor study shows that even though it’s completely contrary to canonical HR policy, many of these former direct supervisors (and horrible bosses) continue to provide former employees with bad or deleterious information when contacted for a professional reference.
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experience • Integrated background checks, drug screens & pre-screen assessments • Robust workflows and comprehensive dashboards Recruiting software typically refers to technology that is used by recruiting. onboarding process is commonly referred to as the “implementation.”
7 of Top 10 Largest Staffing Firms Are Using SkillSurvey Solutions for Online Reference Checking
MARCH 20, 2017
Reference checks from staffing firms grew 39 percent and bookings are up 28 percent as more recruiting and staffing companies seek fast candidate insights and new candidate pipelines. More staffing firms and recruiters are realizing the tremendous insight and competitive advantage they can gain from SkillSurvey’s online reference checking and sourcing solutions. News all industries hiring trends reference checking
SkillSurvey Analytics Team to Present New Findings Based on Qualitative Feedback from 20,000 References at Annual SIOP Conference
APRIL 19, 2017
Berwyn, PA – April 19, 2017 – SkillSurvey, the provider of cloud-based reference-checking solutions that deliver faster, more reliable insights, today announced that the SkillSurvey analytics team will present its research on the qualitative data provided by references at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) taking place in Orlando, Fla., Source Effects in Narrative Feedback From References.
The State of Reference Checking Infographic
JANUARY 7, 2016
We’ve got the latest data on reference checking, who is doing it and how it’s being used more strategically. The post The State of Reference Checking Infographic appeared first on SkillSurvey.
4 Reasons Why You Should Always Check References
DECEMBER 29, 2015
As it turns out, there are a lot of benefits to reference-checking – provided you’re not still stuck in the Stone Age. If you aren’t checking references diligently, you’ll want to pay close attention to what Bixler has to say. The post 4 Reasons Why You Should Always Check References appeared first on SkillSurvey. News reference checking all industries hiring trends
It’s Time to Scrap Reference Checking – Here is Why
Linkedin Talent Blog
MAY 4, 2017
One such practice that I believe has gone the way of the dinosaurs (assuming Jurassic Park science is fiction, if not insert whole different reference here) are reference checks. The question from the member was simple: “What is your position on reference checking candidates? “.
Fortune: Reference Checking? There’s an App for That
JANUARY 9, 2016
Fortune’s Technology Future of Work Section profiles SkillSurvey and discusses how SkillSurvey’s reference solution has “flipped the hiring process upside down.” The post Fortune: Reference Checking? News all industries hiring trends reference checking” The article includes interviews with CEO Ray Bixler and Jason Rodd from Angie’s list. Read Article. There’s an App for That appeared first on SkillSurvey.
Stop Performing Back Channel References, Immediately
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Previously, on the Entelo blog, we’ve trumpeted the value of performing back channel references on prospective hires, even going so far as to call it Advanced Candidate Sourcing. Interviewing reference check
Reference Check Tips to Avoid Bad Hires
JULY 15, 2015
Reference Check it Out. By the time you've interviewed your candidate, they've surely provided you with some references who can testify to their professional abilities. Next, conduct back channel references. reference check avoid bad hires
Online Reference Checking Gains Momentum Among Major Industries Including Healthcare, Higher Education, Banking/Finance, Staffing and Retail
AUGUST 4, 2016
Reference check volume reaches 100,000 job candidates a month. This growth is boosting online reference checking volume for its Pre-Hire 360 ® to reach 100,000 job candidates a month. “We’re SkillSurvey’s Credential OnDemand TM launched earlier this year also expanded its customer base and is now providing several thousand digital peer reference responses a month for physician candidates. News all industries corporate hr hiring trends reference checking
Do You Routinely Use References For Lead Generation?
JANUARY 10, 2014
“I learned the hard way when a recruiter wanted my references before I had an interview with their client. They called my old boss within an hour of me giving the reference and tried to shake her down for leads.” they took my references.
Multitasking: Put on Your Sourcing Hat When You’re Reference Checking
JANUARY 14, 2016
Read Ray Bixler’s blog post on passive sourcing while reference checking in The Staffing Stream, the blogspace of Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). The post Multitasking: Put on Your Sourcing Hat When You’re Reference Checking appeared first on SkillSurvey. News recruiting and staffing reference checking sourcing passive candidates
MARCH 13, 2015
Here’s the thing; as sexy as we make social out to be, and as much emphasis as we put on concepts like talent communities and targeted content, the fact of the matter is that what’s new and what’s next isn’t always the most effective when it comes to generating results. In fact, according to the […]. OpEd candidate experience employee engagement hiring matt charney Recruiting referrals
HR Dive Covers Research on Reference Checking Press Release
DECEMBER 22, 2015
Poll: Reference checks remain a key recruitment process. HR DIVE takes a look at new SkillSurvey research on reference checking. The post HR Dive Covers Research on Reference Checking Press Release appeared first on SkillSurvey. News all industries assessments hiring trends reference checkingRead more in their full article. Read Article.
HOW TO CHOOSE AND PREP YOUR REFERENCES TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB
AUGUST 24, 2016
We'll be contacting your references," your interviewer tells you. Do you feel confident you know what your references will say? Your job references are just as important as your resume, cover letter and interview. Choose strong references. Reach out to your references.
Confidence, Communication, Knowledge, and Time Management Are Top Areas Where Job Candidates Could Improve – According to Their Professional References
JUNE 5, 2016
SkillSurvey’s Seminal Study of the Content of Qualitative Feedback Obtained from Structured, Confidential Reference Checks Identifies Top Strengths and Areas of Improvement for Job Candidates. We’re very proud of the team’s continued leadership in understanding and validating reference feedback and deepening our ability to provide business critical information for hiring managers,” said SkillSurvey’s CEO Ray Bixler. News hiring trends reference checking
Refer A Client, We Donate To Charity
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Every great business is built on word of mouth growth. When you receive a great service, you talk about it. When you provide one, you hope your customers and clients share their experience. We’ve seen this first-hand, with referrals driving a huge proportion of our growth at RecruitLoop. Almost everyone Read More. News RecruitLoop
Five Steps to Elevate Hiring with Online Reference Checks
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
In Aberdeen Group’s recent study , we addressed how online reference checking in the talent acquisition process revolutionizes hiring. Conducting reference checks earlier in the process ensures that candidates can truly handle the work expected of them, and helps verify that the candidates who make it to the interview stage and beyond actually fit the job, the company’s culture and the hiring manager’s expectations. Ease references’ qualms about the overall process.
6 Ways to Conduct a Backdoor Reference Check
JUNE 2, 2016
With the advent of social media and web footprints, it’s now easier than ever to get an idea of the real candidate behind their resume. Candidates Elastic Recruiting Hiring Talent How to Select Social Media
5 Ways Online Reference Checking Can Help You Give Your Clients More of What They Need and Become A Better Partner
DECEMBER 9, 2016
Online reference checking can help you do just this – and help you give your clients what they need: a true business partner who can give them better candidates, faster. Let’s take a quick look at five ways online reference checking can help you become more successful. You’ll be able to gain faster responses (often in less than two days) from an average of 4 references per candidate (50% of which are current or former managers). It’s a competitive market out there.
Reference Checking – A Great Way to Connect with Passive Job Candidates
OCTOBER 10, 2016
Finding Passive Candidates – Check Your References. But there’s a great source of potential passive candidate finds already at your fingertips: your candidates’ references. References’ contact information is always provided! Typically, once you’re at the stage that you’re checking references, your candidate is fairly well vetted and their references are their managers and peers. Technology Makes Reference Checking Easy While Delivering a Great Brand Experience.
Making the most of candidate references
MAY 11, 2015
Contacting references must be part of this process, as recruiters can learn a great deal about candidates from their references that isn’t always evident on paper. Why are references important? References are used to find out more about a candidate’s personality and work ethic in a professional setting, though they can also help recruiters decide between two equally qualified candidates. How to obtain references. How to talk to references.
4 Tips for Smarter Reference Checking
JUNE 17, 2013
Reference checking can be a pain. Unless you have a defined process for reference checking , you can be stuck with a whole lot of nothing. When creating your own process for reference checks, consider the following: Save Reference Checks for Last.
SkillSurvey Analytics Team to Share New Research on Qualitative Feedback Provided by References at Annual SIOP Conference
APRIL 11, 2016
Analytics Team Highlights Candidates’ Top Strengths and Areas for Improvement Provided During Confidential Online Reference Checks. the provider of cloud-based reference checking and credentialing solutions that deliver reliable insights, announced that its analytics team will present their research on the qualitative data provided by references at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) taking place in Anaheim, CA, April 14-16, 2016.
HRO Today Looks at Evolution of Reference Checking
AUGUST 25, 2015
Today’s online reference checking tools are adding more value to the hiring process than ever before according to an article in HRO Today. According to the article, online reference checking is reaching a new level of maturity. “Online reference checking solutions have been lauded for doing just that—no more phone tag or unanswered emails for hiring managers. ” Information from the reference check report can also make a difference post-hire.
6 Questions That Help You Get the Most Out of Reference Checks
The Hiring Site
AUGUST 24, 2016
Small business owners already pressed for time and eager to fill vacancies may gloss over the process of checking references. View reference checks as a valuable opportunity rather than as a chore, and go beyond simply verifying titles and dates of employment.
New SkillSurvey Source helps recruiters grow and manage passive candidate pipelines through references and candidate referrals
AUGUST 16, 2016
New tools to invite references to join talent communities and encourage referrals from newly hired candidates help recruiters connect with candidates. Berwyn, PA – August 16, 2016 – Today, SkillSurvey launched Source a new solution for users of Pre-Hire 360 ® that helps recruiters source and manage a more robust passive candidate pipeline by tapping into references and referrals from job candidates.
How Much More Reliable Is an Employee Referred Candidate?
JUNE 29, 2014
He says employee referred candidates are 10 times more reliable than so-called ‘perfect candidates’ on paper. Over the years at Tempworks, I’d put my employee referred candidate success rate at over 90%. Non-referred candidates but ‘great on paper’ candidates the percentage is much lower, say 60%. Trust as every great recruiter knows serves as the basis for good business, but does the trust factor work against the third part recruiter?
The Trick to Getting References to Call You Back (And Give Honest Answers)
Linkedin Talent Blog
APRIL 17, 2017
The sad truth is that in this day and age, most hiring managers consider the effort of making reference calls to be a waste of time. In addition, people aren’t exactly chomping at the bit to give references. Your name was given as a reference for Bob Smith.