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Example Reference Check Questions


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.

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The Importance of Reference Checking


Reference checks are an absolutely vital part of any recruitment process. And regardless of how impressive a candidate may have been when you interviewed them, no recruiter should ever let the reference checking process slip through the cracks.

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The Types of Professional References – All You Need to Know


When it comes to professional references, one size most definitely does not fit all. I’ve worked with hiring managers who place no value on checking references and others who will only consider candidates who come with glowing reviews from every former employer. Expert tip: When asking for a reference , be polite and direct.

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What if candidates took references?

The Whiteboard

A world, a world where……hiring managers were asked to provide two references from people they have managed, including at least one who no longer works for them. What would they say if a reference was given in confidence? If you’re a manager, think for a moment about all those former employees. Short one from me today.

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Passive Candidate Engagement––A Playbook: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Talent Pipeline Active and Flowing

Tap new sources and find the best of the bunch via online reference-checking and candidate referrals. Passive Candidate Engagement – A Playbook: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Talent Pipeline Active and Flowing offers a game plan: Play the social media field to engage. Practice ongoing brand awareness and relationship management.

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Why the best hospitals use automated reference checks


Simply put, iCIMS SkillSurvey automates the process of getting feedback from references. So, how exactly can automated reference checking help your healthcare organization hire the best talent? Schedule your free demo today to learn how automated reference checking can help your hospital become a top place to work.

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Reference Checks: Sample Questions and Best Practices

4 Corner Resources Staffing Blog

If there is one thing candidates and hiring managers can agree on, it’s that reference checks can be a pain. Always do your reference checks to catch red flags before making a bad hire and assess fit before making an offer. Here, we’ll discuss the usefulness of employment reference check questions in finding the perfect candidate.

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Soft Skills, Hard Benefits: Assessing the Key Predictors of Successful Hires

Collecting references from former managers and colleagues to collect critical success predictors. Download our eBook and discover how employee soft skills can translate into hard benefits for your company: 6 primary soft skills that will influence a candidate’s future success. What you might be missing and how the process should work.

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The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Are references enough? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? Is interviewing enough? Is using assessment tools enough?

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Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.