What can you say during a reference check?


Reference calls: what can you legally say? Laura Meier Lancaster is here today to give managers advice on how to talk to reference checkers about their former employees. Have you ever been called for a reference check on a former employee? Hi, I’m doing a reference check for [insert name] and would like to ask you a few questions.”. “Oh What is a reference check? What can you say in a reference check? What can you ask during a reference check?

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Improve Quality of Hire Using Recruiting Data and Analytics

HR Bartender

Technology can also aid in data collection and analysis. Data are facts and statistics collected for reference or analysis. And analytics is the systemic analysis of data or statistics. I know that at times I’m guilty of using terms like data and analytics interchangeably.

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Employment reference check questions


Use these sample employment reference check questions during your hiring process to gather information on your candidates’ past job performance from former employers and colleagues. Why you should conduct a reference check. Reference checks can give you more objective information about their performance. Before extending a job offer to candidates, consider getting references from their former employees, co-workers and business partners (e.g.

Can Marketers Have Too Much Data?

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Data volume has never necessarily been an issue for marketers. There’s always been so much data at your fingertips. Traditionally, the challenge has been identifying the real insights from that customer data. quintillion bytes of data are created every day ( for reference , 2.5

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

anecdotal data points (e.g., referred to as unconscious bias. This means that if incorrect data. — or more likely insufficient data — is fed in, the. and is now evaluating large amounts of data that were not earlier methodically. Building AI to Unlearn Bias in.

Predictive Reference Checking: Using Online Reference Checking to Take a Data Driven Approach to Your Hiring Process


We all know the power of predictive data when making a hiring decision. The better, more reliable and accurate the data, the more consistent your hiring process. Online reference checking gives us the opportunity to revisit how we select candidates by using difficult to get data … objective reference information. In this webinar you will learn: Why peer/referee data is the most predictive source of job success information.

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5 questions for getting the truth out of references


For instance, nearly 20-30% of candidates tend to fake references. Couple it with the fact 70% of HR managers rely on those references for quality hires and it becomes a much larger issue. So, why call references at all? Trending Now HR Articles Interviews Recruitment Reference

HR Data Sources for Analytics

Analytics in HR

A question we commonly hear is “what are data sources that can be used for analytics?” In this article, we will list a number of common data sources in HR and the broader business that will be helpful in your people analytics efforts. HRIS data. Other HR data. CRM data.

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. Many employers are loath to provide detailed reference information in fear of lawsuits; they verify dates and titles only. For the hiring manager, the missing data could be crucial. Here are some tips to getting references that are usable and revealing.

Coaching vs. Therapy – Referring Coaching Clients with Mental Illness

Workplace Psychology

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is quite clear in its guidelines to coaches about when and how to refer a coaching client to therapy (Hullinger & DiGirolamo, 2018). There’s a white paper as well as a one page reference sheet explaining why, when, how to refer, and even signs for referral. Despite this data being more than 20 years old, it speaks to the worrisome problem of a mental illness not being diagnosed and treated. References.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Somewhat surprisingly, directional data revealed that more. Check all that apply) Background and reference checks Sourcing Analytics and measurement Organization and scheduling Screening Candidate outreach and engagement Onboarding Interviewing Offer negotiations 49% 46% 46% 38% 31% 31% 28% 11% 6% Dice Recruitment Automation Report 8 USER TIP: There is AI. reference checks Organization. and reference. professionals with career opportunities, data, insights and advice.

What is HR Data Analytics & How Do We Leverage It?

Ultimate Software

Data is now the most valuable currency in the world. But in contrast to the murky ethics of sourcing and selling consumer-driven data , leveraging internal HR data analytics to make better workforce decisions has been a key Human Resources best practice for decades. But what exactly is HR data analytics and how can HR leverage it to achieve organizational goals? HR Data Analytics Definition. From Data Reporting to Prediction: A Retention Case Study.

HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy (Part 2)

HR Examiner

Over time, that will shift into a heavy prevalence of machine generated or monitored data like movement patterns, keystrokes, social interaction, vocal intonation, environmental measurements, and communication patterns.” HR Data Makes Its Own Gravy. Data Flows. Survey Data.

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Your Workplace Data: Preventing a Cyber Attack

Get Hppy

One of the biggest of these challenges is the topic of data protection in an online world seemingly swarming with hackers, fraudsters and cyber-criminals. A data breach (when an unauthorized person accesses confidential information about your business or your customers) can have disastrous consequences in more ways than one. Many data breaches are caused by simple human error by an employee, so it’s essential that all of your staff are regularly trained in data security.

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employee says “kind of” and “you know” constantly, requiring references at the application stage, and more

Ask a Manager

She often strings them together, such as, “The data I have, I suppose, kind of, you know, is good enough, you know, to start with.” Employers that require references at the application stage. I’m finding more and more companies using application forms with required fields, including expected salary and reference contact information. Be aware, though, that most companies that collect references at the application stage don’t call them until you’re a finalist.

HR Data Quality

HR Examiner

Neil McCormick and Dr. Chris Andrews discuss the need for a globally recognized, structured approach, to managing and maintaining the overall workforce data quality in organizations. HR Data Quality. It is apparent that the ongoing globalization of Human Resource Standards and Human Capital reporting, in particular, will drive the need for better quality HR data. His statement that ‘ Data depreciates. ’ This article addresses the issue of HR data quality.

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Does Your AI Need A Background Check and a Reference?


For most of the 2010s, the story was the increasing importance of data in the human resource profession. We have all been learning how to effectively incorporate data into our decision-making. At first, the hype focused on big data. Big data, people analytics and artificial intelligence are really just pieces of one thing. More data plus more processing yields better understanding. The post Does Your AI Need A Background Check and a Reference?

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How to Look at NPS Data?


Are you wondering how to look at NPS data to gauge and improve your brand growth? At times, it’s best to go for a net promoter score chart to summarize the extracted data. Cross-Reference NPS Data with Other Related Key KPIs. The post How to Look at NPS Data?

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Check the Reference Not the Box


If you’re still doing traditional over-the-phone reference checking, then you’re not getting as much information as you could be. Reference checking can be one of the most insightful parts of the hiring process, if you use the right tools. You could be getting way more data from your reference, without even having to pick up the phone. Check out our new article to learn more about: How reference and background checks differ from one another.

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Don’t Overlook Intent Data for Data Governance

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Successful business requires smart, informed business decisions, and informed business decisions require timely access to reliable data and its insights. Failure to provide your business users with accessible, timely, accurate, and complete enterprise data has a shockingly negative impact on your ability to make better-informed business decisions , according to Derek E. Effective data governance is a cornerstone to business operations. Buyer Intent Data Governance.

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Don’t Overlook Intent Data for Data Governance

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Successful business requires smart, informed business decisions, and informed business decisions require timely access to reliable data and its insights. Failure to provide your business users with accessible, timely, accurate, and complete enterprise data has a shockingly negative impact on your ability to make better-informed business decisions , according to Derek E. Effective data governance is a cornerstone to business operations. Buyer Intent Data Governance.

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HR is Moving from People Science to Data Science – About People

HR Bartender

During this year’s HR Technology Conference , closing keynote speaker Dr. Peter Cappelli , professor of management at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, pointed out that HR used to be filled with industrial and organizational psychologists and today, HR jobs are requiring data science. His comment made me realize that one of the changes HR is experiencing is a move from being a “people science” to being “data science about people.”.

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How to Do a Reference Check the Right Way


You’re eager to make the offer and don’t want to waste time following up with their reference because you know that the best candidates get off the market quickly. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to doing a meaningful reference check. How to conduct a reference check.

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4 Data-Driven Steps to Increase Headcount on a Budget


This will give you the right context within which to analyze your data, a key component of strategic workforce planning. (To To learn more about the important insight you can gain from recruitment data, read about the 5 Benefits of a Data-Driven Recruitment Strategy ).

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TED Talk Tuesday: What to Do With Big Data

Cornerstone On Demand

First up: Susan Etlinger , a data analyst with Altimeter Group, on why using big data responsibly requires critical thinking skills. Watch the video below, and keep reading for three key lessons from her talk: "We are not passive consumers of data and technology." " Etlinger emphasizes that we shape the role data plays in our lives, including the meaning we take from it. " Last but not least, Etlinger advocates for transparency with data.

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What to do when the data says you’re wrong

HR Examiner

“As we continue into the era of data analytics, big data, AI, and personal tracking devices every HR professional should be prepared to face data that contradicts their beliefs sooner or later. As a researcher I often run into data that tells me that I was simply wrong in my original opinions. And that’s ok, my opinion is just that – a perception I’ve built based on the data that I had available at the time. Make sure your data is clean.

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Global leader in contract foodservice and hospitality realizes more time and money after ramping up reference checking


The data OutMatch generated through automated reference checking for external hires was so compelling that this contractor applied the solution to internal talent selection too. In 2016 alone, approximately 6,140 candidate reference checks were performed. That’s a big investment of time and money, so it’s important that data collected be right. The contractor partnered with OutMatch in 2014 to automate reference checking and improve quality of hire.

Four Dimensions of Good Data Decisions

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

Your organization has made an investment in a third-party intent data provider, or is considering one. How recently have you updated your enterprise data governance capabilities and rules? Data governance refers to the orchestration of the people, processes, and tech needed to use your enterprise data as a strategic asset. Organizational trust in data for making business decisions: +12%.

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Intent Data Limitations: Context is Key

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

A cornerstone of Aberdeen’s methods is something you’ve been hearing about: Buyer intent data. This refers to information we capture about online research conducted by actual buyers who emit a discernible purchase intent signal. In a post on Leadspace’s blog , Ari Soffer explores the limits of intent data that you should be aware of. Cut The Hype: When Intent Data Shines — And When it Doesn’t. But with the right context, intent data is immensely valuable.

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Solving the Bad Data Problem in Marketing

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

All of your marketing tactics, channels, and strategies are meaningless if you continually fall victim to one of the biggest issues plaguing our profession—bad data. It’s easy to mask bad data problems by going through the motions in marketing and sales. But when it comes down to results, seeing a return on marketing investments and driving sales success requires a foundation of strong data. The right approach to intent data can get you the results you need.

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How Deep is the Need for Data Lakes in Your Business?

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

For example — in the southwest, what most parts of the country would consider a pond, is referred to as a lake. Similarly, in the world of data analytics, the definition of a data lake can vary from business to business and implementation to implementation.

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Cafe Classic: Google's Big Data Insight. People Should Make People Decisions!

Compensation Cafe

As we in the rewards field move forward to better understand and embrace the promise of data and analytics, we do well to heed the lessons of the forerunners in this field. Who better to learn from than Google, famous for making all manner of decisions based on data crunching? The result, a mission statement of sorts for the team, was as follows: All people decisions at Google are based on data and analytics. "We We wanted data to spit out our people decisions," Setty says.

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What is B2B Purchase Intent Data?

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

The B2B marketing world is abuzz with “purchase intent data.”. I write about it often enough, so to make sure my proselytizing is accurate, I often reference a super-handy guide Aberdeen produced, “Demystifying B2B Purchase Intent Data: Understanding the Basics.”. Demystifying B2B Purchase Intent Data. Okay, first off, what is intent data? Intent data comes in two flavors: First-party and third-party. How Intent Data is Captured.

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Checking References Earlier Leads to Better Interviews


Conducted as part of the annual CandE Awards which recognize companies who deliver a stellar candidate experience, The 2015 North American Candidate Experience Research Report, includes survey data from more than 130,000 candidates who applied to over 200 participating companies. Feedback from references can foster better conversations. This is how more strategic reference checking can be of value and online solutions can make it easier than ever.

Reminder: EEO-1 Component 2 Data Due September 30th!


Deadline for submitting EEO-1 Component 2 data is the end of September! The EEO-1 annual compliance survey requires certain employers to report company employment data categorized by race/ethnicity and gender in each of 10 job categories. This is the first year Component 2 data must be filed. The EEOC has announced that it will not renew its request for authorization to collect Component 2 data in the future but will continue to collect Component 1 data.

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In the Face of Big Data, Interviews Are Obsolete

Cornerstone On Demand

If management hopes to get back in the game, then big data offers hope to those companies who seek better hiring and retention solutions. Unfortunately most organizations are lucky if they collect even a little data. For starters, most companies are still using the interview and reference checks as the holy grail of predictive science. Below are three major weaknesses of interviews, and how big data can address the information gap when it comes to hiring: 1.

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how do I ask references about a candidate’s personality?

Ask a Manager

My question is about checking references and getting managers to talk about interpersonal skills with us. It was enough that I was sure this was at least somewhat akin to her regular demeanor at work, but her answers and resume were solid, so I moved forward to the reference check just in case. Yes, you can absolutely ask references about interpersonal skills! Anyway, as for what to say to references, it’s fine to be pretty direct. hiring references