6 Mistakes in Employee Reference Checking

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6 Mistakes in Employee Reference Checking

A bad hire can result in a lot of negative implications for an organization so it’s important to get it right. Though you may be in a hurry to to fill a position, employers should avoid rushing the hiring process or skipping important steps such as checking references. Here are some of the most commonly made mistakes that should be avoided when checking references, to prevent problems further down the line.


Mistake #1. Starting the Process Too Late

Mistake #2. Contacting the Wrong People

Mistake #3. Asking the Wrong Questions

Mistake #4. Failing to Weigh Responses

Mistake #6. thinking Checking Is a Waste of time

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