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.

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

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.

12 Questions to Ask Job Candidates’ References

ERE

Once you have a reference on the phone, thank them for connecting with you. That disarms the interaction and allows for a more candid reference. Reference Checks Featured

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

SkillSurvey

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

SkillSurvey Analytics Team to Co-Chair and Present New Research on Qualitative Feedback from Job References at the 33rd Annual SIOP Conference

SkillSurvey

The post SkillSurvey Analytics Team to Co-Chair and Present New Research on Qualitative Feedback from Job References at the 33rd Annual SIOP Conference appeared first on SkillSurvey. News behavioral competencies conferences news coverage reference checking talent analyticsSkillSurvey’s Analytics team will share new research on qualitative feedback at the 2018 SIOP Conference.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

10 Things to Consider in an Online Reference Solution

SkillSurvey

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

New Study Demonstrates Why Employers Should Also Check References from Co-Workers – Not Just Managers

SkillSurvey

New study demonstrates why employers should also check references from co-workers – not just managers. News healthcare hiring trends reference checking talent analytics

Behind the Scenes of Background and Reference Checks

HireRight

What do you ask references? While background checks including reference checks may vary from employer to employer, and from one background check company to another, this article examines the most commonly-requested elements. The post Behind the Scenes of Background and Reference Checks appeared first on Employment Background Check Blog - HireRight. We’re often asked what goes on “behind the scenes” of a background check.

6 Questions That Help You Get the Most Out of Reference Checks

The Hiring Site

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.

HBR: References Should Come from a Candidate’s Coworkers, Not Just Their Boss

SkillSurvey

Harvard Business Review article discusses the latest research from SkillSurvey’s Analytics Team on candidate references. News reference checking

Beyond “Bad Hire” Costs; Computing the Full Value of Online Reference Checking

SkillSurvey

Learn key tips that top recruiters use to boost the strategic value of online reference checking. Hiring and Recruiting Lower Turnover all industries employee turnover reference checking retention sourcing passive candidates

The State of Reference Checking Infographic

SkillSurvey

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.