Most companies have had to fire people for reasons that could have been discovered through simple reference checks. In many instances, employers will ask about a candidate’s past strengths, but many employers fail to ask about the candidate’s weaknesses. Reference checking is a skill, and you have to be able to ask difficult questions.
This checklist covers:
- Identifying the candidate's ideal employment match.
- Discovering the candidate's actions in specific situations.
- Requesting an opinion of the candidate's overall competence.
- Determining the candidate's reason for leaving the previous position.
Take the right steps to ensure you complete a successful reference check.