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Why don’t we start by acknowledging the big elephant in the room? It’s reference-checking. A lot of companies don’t bother with reference-checks on their candidates, or they think they’re doing them well already. The feeling persists that the reference-check only confirms information the hiring manager or recruiter can see on the resume, and that there’s also a fear of legal risk.
That’s a shame, because when reference-checks are executed well, they are absolutely vital for your hiring decisions.
Many articles are often quick to point fingers at bad habits and warn recruiters about what not to do when they’re looking to hire top talent. Don’t get me wrong—this can be valuable advice. But sometimes you just need down-to-earth guidance on how to improve your game. After all, major league athletes don’t learn to dominate simply by avoiding mistakes. They need practical coaching on the everyday things.Read more