Sourcing References

ERE SourceCon

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.

The Farce of Verbal Reference Checking

The Whiteboard

seriously brings into question the veracity, or even the point , of verbal reference checking these days. ’ We have had a couple of instances recently whereby the client has asked us to take one reference, and the company GM / CEO has decided to take another.

Example Reference Check Questions

Lever

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

Reference Check Form: Free Template

Lever

When 62 percent of job seekers have embellished their skill set, reference checks can be a valuable tool to help your team make informed hiring decisions. Hiring managers ultimately make the decision, so it’s in their best interest to conduct the reference check—but they may not know how. Interviewing

13 Signs of Inefficient Recruiting

With each new candidate, there comes a new set of data that we like to refer to as “recruiting. references, never waste time writing those repetitive recruiting emails again.

The Demise of Reference Checks

The Whiteboard

My week has been filled with reference checks. Giving references. Taking references. Four references for one candidate and still no offer. One reference for a candidate with an immediate offer. Un-nominated referees begrudgingly giving references.

How to Ask Better Reference Check Questions

SkillSurvey

Here's 6 steps to ask better reference check questions and get real insight into a candidate’s performance. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies assessments hiring managers reference checking soft skills

Back-door References Raise Some Big Questions

ERE

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

Debunking Some of the Myths of Reference Checking

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey’s Chief Analytics Officer weighs in with research to debunk some reference checking myths. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking soft skills

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

Commonly referred to as an “ATS” an Applicant Tracking System provides you with a centralized database to track and manage your candidates, organize your hiring.

The 10 Do’s and Don’ts of Reference Checking

Social Talent

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.

Still Not Checking References?

The Hire Talent

Want to learn how to get a reference from all potential new hires? The post Still Not Checking References? Finding Top Quality Candidates News Candidate references conferences SHRM speaking engagementWell, you could read up on the topic on our blog, in our book, or by checking out one of our resources… Or you could be even cooler than that and fly ?? to Vegas to check out our very own Fletcher. Read More. appeared first on The HIRE Talent.

Qualitative Feedback from Confidential Reference Checks

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey Analytics Team publishes peer-reviewed research supporting the reliability of qualitative feedback provided during confidential reference checks. The post Qualitative Feedback from Confidential Reference Checks appeared first on SkillSurvey. News assessments behavioral competencies news coverage reference checking talent analytics

California State University Chooses SkillSurvey’s Online Reference Checking Solution to Increase Recruiting Efficiency

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CSU (California State University) has chosen SkillSurvey’s reference checking and sourcing solutions to increase recruiting and hiring efficiency. News higher education news coverage reference checking

Reference Questions that Work!

Glassdoor for Employers

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.

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

recruiter’s background, areas of expertise, experiences, and references. • REFERENCES 1 [link] 2 [link]. link] 25 / REFERENCES 10,000+ HIGHLY. 2018 THIRD-PARTY RECRUITING BENCHMARK REPORT THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF. INDUSTRY TRENDS IN CRITICAL. HIRING FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING.

Top Five Reasons You Should Rethink Reference Checking

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Build Talent Pipeline Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Lower Turnover Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking retention soft skillsThere are a million reasons to switch to SkillSurvey’s online refence checking. We breakdown the top five.

SkillSurvey Launches Texting to Enhance and Speed Communications between Recruiters, Job Candidates and Their References

SkillSurvey

New texting capabilities available within SkillSurvey Reference allow recruiters, job candidates and their references to communicate via text messaging. The post SkillSurvey Launches Texting to Enhance and Speed Communications between Recruiters, Job Candidates and Their References appeared first on SkillSurvey. News all industries hiring trends news coverage reference checking

Improve your Quality of Hire with Candidate Reference Checks

Lever

Candidate reference checks are usually one of the last steps of the recruitment process, but too often overlooked or rushed. Before you rush to get that offer into the hands of your top choice candidate, take the time to do candidate reference checks. Recruiting Reference Checks

How to Get the Real Scoop on Candidates: Back Channel References

Glassdoor for Employers

We use tools like speaking to references to gain a more full-bodied, in-depth. Talent Acquisition Hiring Interview Prep ReferencesA candidate is much more than just their resume.

HR Dive: Smartphones may improve the speed of reference checking

SkillSurvey

HR Dive discusses mobile optimization strategies for HR departments, including texting to accelerate the reference checking process. The post HR Dive: Smartphones may improve the speed of reference checking appeared first on SkillSurvey. News assessments hiring trends news coverage reference checking

Updated Hireology Reference Check Reports

Hireology

Starting this week, you’ll notice a new look to finalized reference reports in Hireology making them easier to read and compare. Reference Checks Product NewsThis post summarizes the new additions you will start seeing soon.

How Important Are Reference Checks?

NPA Worldwide

the role and importance of pre-employment reference checks in today’s workplace. Reference checks allow a recruiter to get independent insight about a candidate’s previous on-the-job performance. We hear conflicting opinions as to the value of reference checks in this day and age.

How to Perform Effective Reference Checks

Hospital Recruiting

In an increasingly litigious society, performing reference checks has never been as important or as challenging. With that level of exaggeration, reference checks become even more important. Here are some tips to getting references that are usable and revealing.

The Back-Channel Reference [Webinar]

Recruiters.Network

As Recruiting professionals, we’ve likely all experienced the dreaded back-channel reference that goes south. You’ve sourced and engaged a candidate where there’s a unanimous “yes” from the interview team and then the hiring manager completes a back-channel reference.

The Back-Channel Reference [Webinar]

Recruiters.Network

As Recruiting professionals, we’ve likely all experienced the dreaded back-channel reference that goes south. You’ve sourced and engaged a candidate where there’s a unanimous “yes” from the interview team and then the hiring manager completes a back-channel reference.

SkillSurvey Launches New Total Reference Checking Solution for Staffing and Talent Agencies — Including Texting

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey’s new total reference checking solution for staffing and talent management firms allows them to better meet their hiring needs. The post SkillSurvey Launches New Total Reference Checking Solution for Staffing and Talent Agencies — Including Texting appeared first on SkillSurvey. News news coverage reference checking staffing and recruiting

SHRM: Bully Bosses Can Inflict More Damage with Negative References

SkillSurvey

SHRM looks at why it’s critical to expand your reference outreach and obtain multiple perspectives on the candidate you're hiring. News diversity news coverage reference checking

Reference Checking: The Secret to Finding Your First Gold Medal Candidate

SkillSurvey

Reference checking is the key to finding gold medal candidates that are crucial to making your organization a success. Build Talent Pipeline Hiring and Recruiting Quality of Hire hiring trends reference checking sourcing passive candidates

Making the most of candidate references

Jobscience

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.

Tips for Better Reference Checking … and Better Hiring Decisions

SkillSurvey

Discover how these top reference checking best practices can help you collect the right information to make better hiring decisions. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire all industries hiring trends reference checking

Improving the Quality of Peer Reference Feedback

SkillSurvey

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.

Assessment Technology Revitalizes Reference Checks

SkillSurvey

Reference-checking software offering a 360-degree assessment of candidates is transforming the process of checking references — formerly a hit-or-miss phone call — into recruiting analytics that can be used for strategic hiring. The post Assessment Technology Revitalizes Reference Checks appeared first on SkillSurvey. News all industries assessments hiring trends reference checking talent analytics

Fast Co: Do These Three Things When You Check a Job Candidate’s References

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey's Chief of Analytics Dr. Cynthia Hedricks explains 3 things employers should do when checking a candidate’s references. The post Fast Co: Do These Three Things When You Check a Job Candidate’s References appeared first on SkillSurvey. News assessments news coverage reference checking

Refer Madness.

Snark Attack

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

US News: Beyond the Boss – Why Everyone You Work With Matters When It Comes to References

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Employers and job candidates should consider a broad pool of people when they're considering reference checks, says SkillSurvey CEO Ray Bixler. The post US News: Beyond the Boss – Why Everyone You Work With Matters When It Comes to References appeared first on SkillSurvey. News hiring managers hiring trends news coverage reference checking soft skills

8 Great Questions to Ask in a Reference Check… and What They Reveal

MightyRecruiter

Before you hire you must – and we mean must, must, must – check a candidate’s references. This means that recruiters and hiring managers should see checking references as the last line of defense as opposed to as another task in the hiring process. Why It’s Critical to Conduct Reference Checks. To make sure that your chosen candidate is a fit on every level, do more than have a perfunctory call with their references.

HR Dive: Reference Checking: Are you in compliance with anti-discrimination laws?

SkillSurvey

Learn the important things to consider about how reference checks are conducted and what you should look for when evaluating online solutions. News diversity news coverage reference checking

Providing Great References

Recruiting Blogs

While we pride ourselves on confidentiality and won’t divulge anything to your references except that they were provided as one, we cannot vouch for your references. Once we have received your references, we’ll begin calling as soon as possible.

Business Insider: Recruiters Reveal Exactly What They’re Asking Your References

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey's research on reference checking and thoughts from top recruiters are discussed in this article by Business Insider. News hiring managers reference checking soft skills