Posts Tagged: employment reference checks

The Positive Side of a Negative Reference Check

According to SHRM, 96% of organizations use reference checks as a screening and selection tool, yet admittedly many experts question the value of reference checks as a valid indicator of job performance. Reference checks have been criticized for their declining value to employers as many companies establish policies against divulging anything more than basic information… Read more »

How to Evaluate Emerging Offerings in Reference Checking

A recent two-part article written by well-known HR thought leader, Dr. John Sullivan, and published on ERE.net explored the question, “What’s Wrong with Reference Checking?” Pretty much everything, was the overarching opinion. In part one, Dr. Sullivan included a long list of factors that routinely plague the reference check process and suggested that the only… Read more »

From Virtual Job Interviews to Online Reference Checks, Hiring Hits the Web

A recent email from GreenJobInterview.com caught our attention this week. The company is the leader in live virtual interviews using web-based technology to facilitate face-to-face meetings between an interviewer and candidate, and joining participants together in a virtual, real-time meeting room. As such, hiring managers can readily interview their top candidates anywhere in the world… Read more »

Free Webinar December 15, 2010 – Employment Verifications: “There Must Be a Better Way”

In case you missed our webinar last month, we have scheduled a second installment of our Employment Verifications webinar. Join us for this free webinar to learn: * The role of employment verifications and reference checks in the hiring process * Why employment verifications and reference checks have decreased in value * How to put… Read more »

4 Things Employers Should Know about Employment Verifications

Employment verifications are one of many screening tools employers use to determine an individual’s suitability for employment. Considering as many as 40% of all resumes contain some type of inaccuracy or outright misrepresentation, verifying a candidate’s past makes a whole lot of sense. Employment verifications range from employment history verifications and employment reference checks to… Read more »