5 Ways to Check References to Avoid Toxic Employees

TLNT: The Business of HR

Have you ever attempted to check references before hiring, and run into a brick wall with the former employer giving you only name, title, and date of employment? On the other hand, the former employer may give a glowing reference.

Improving the Quality of Peer Reference Feedback

SkillSurvey

Therefore, one of the most critical aspects of recruiting and credentialing new physicians and advanced practitioners is collecting peer references. Yet, the peer reference questionnaires that are commonly used by medical services departments don’t always enable hospitals to receive quality feedback. There are a few ways to access higher quality peer reference feedback. This increases a reference’s perception of fairness and, therefore, their willingness to respond.

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New Study Demonstrates Why Employers Should Also Check References from Co-Workers – Not Just Managers

SkillSurvey

New study demonstrates why employers should also check references from co-workers – not just managers. News healthcare hiring trends reference checking talent analytics

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The Big Reference Check Scam!

Halogen Talent Managment

Reference checks are the perfect scam. But, ask yourself this question: When was the last time you didn’t hire someone based on their reference check And not just any scam, but a scam that everyone is in on.

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Employer Branding Ebook

AND WE’RE NOT REFERRING TO THE PING PONG TABLE) YOUR VIBE ATTRACTS YOUR TRIBE: WHAT DOES YOUR BRAND SAY TO PEOPLE? 1Employer. Branding 101 Everything you ever wanted and needed to know about. creating a strong employer brand for your company. 3Is Employer Branding Really That Important?

10 Things to Consider in an Online Reference Solution

SkillSurvey

Your reference system doesn’t provide reference for its own performance – so you don’t know if it’s actually getting you results. • Is there data to show its reference feedback is predictive of post-hire turnover or success? The post 10 Things to Consider in an Online Reference Solution appeared first on SkillSurvey. Hiring and Recruiting all industries corporate hr reference checking

5 Ways to Overcome a Bad Reference

Evil HR Lady

In an ideal world, all bosses would be fantastic , and the only bad references would be for former employees who deserved the bad reference. This means that lots of people have a bad reference out there. Here are five ways to overcome these bad references.

Secrets to Reference Checking Success

Outmatch

If reference checking at your company means sitting at your desk waiting for the phone to ring, here’s a secret: There’s a much, MUCH better way! In this infographic, see how easy it can be to get higher response rates AND better feedback from references.

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Taking the Pulse of Reference Checking: It’s Stronger Than Ever

HR C-Suite

How vital is reference checking? In a survey of 300 HR professionals, the majority of respondents said reference checking is considered critical for improving the quality of candidates a company hires. And nearly 70% say they reference check for every job candidate.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

experience • Integrated background checks, drug screens & pre-screen assessments • Robust workflows and comprehensive dashboards Recruiting software typically refers to technology that is used by recruiting. onboarding process is commonly referred to as the “implementation.”

The Simplest, Cheapest Sourcing Tool? It’s Referrals From Job References

TLNT: The Business of HR

Best Practices Employee Referrals Hiring Process HR Insights HR Management Recruiting Reference Checks Referrals Talent Acquisition FeaturedAlmost everyone in recruiting agrees that employee referrals produce the highest quality of hire (i.e. superior on-the-job performance).

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we hired someone without talking to any references … and it went badly

Ask a Manager

About a month ago, a reader posted this in an open thread : Does anyone have any experience hiring someone when you couldn’t get in touch with any real references? We didn’t have many good options, so we asked for her references. ” She did, and here’s what happened: In an open thread a few weeks ago, I asked for experiences other commenters had with hiring someone when you couldn’t get in touch with any of their references, and you asked to report back with my story.

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7 of Top 10 Largest Staffing Firms Are Using SkillSurvey Solutions for Online Reference Checking

SkillSurvey

Reference checks from staffing firms grew 39 percent and bookings are up 28 percent as more recruiting and staffing companies seek fast candidate insights and new candidate pipelines. More staffing firms and recruiters are realizing the tremendous insight and competitive advantage they can gain from SkillSurvey’s online reference checking and sourcing solutions. News all industries hiring trends reference checking

6 Questions You Should Ask a Candidate’s References

The Predictive Index

Employee Engagement & Retention Hiring, Selection, Onboarding interviewing hiring interviews interview tips employee retention referencesBy Jillian Phipps.

Newton’s Guide to Mobile Recruiting

This is commonly referred to as an “App Strategy”: developing different products for an iPad, iPhone and Android App, as well as a desktop version. A GUIDE TO MOBILE RECRUITING AND MOBILE APPLICANT TRACKING #nowmobile Newton Software, Inc.

The State of Reference Checking Infographic

SkillSurvey

We’ve got the latest data on reference checking, who is doing it and how it’s being used more strategically. The post The State of Reference Checking Infographic appeared first on SkillSurvey.

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Management 101: The 3 Cardinal Rules of Reference Checks

TLNT: The Business of HR

I get calls on a regular basis to provide formal and informal references on people in my industry. First things first: Reference checks are not background checks. Reference checks are subjective. Reference checks are what you do when you want to know if someone is a jerk.

4 Reasons Why You Should Always Check References

SkillSurvey

As it turns out, there are a lot of benefits to reference-checking – provided you’re not still stuck in the Stone Age. If you aren’t checking references diligently, you’ll want to pay close attention to what Bixler has to say. The post 4 Reasons Why You Should Always Check References appeared first on SkillSurvey. News reference checking all industries hiring trends

SkillSurvey Analytics Team to Present New Findings Based on Qualitative Feedback from 20,000 References at Annual SIOP Conference

SkillSurvey

Berwyn, PA – April 19, 2017 – SkillSurvey, the provider of cloud-based reference-checking solutions that deliver faster, more reliable insights, today announced that the SkillSurvey analytics team will present its research on the qualitative data provided by references at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) taking place in Orlando, Fla., Source Effects in Narrative Feedback From References.

Robots in Recruiting: The Implications of AI on Talent Acquisition

Forman refers to research that consistently shows people. Schweyer, Interviewer) Robots in Recruiting 18 / 23 References 42 Hire. Robots in Recruiting The Implications of AI on Talent Acquisition About the Author. 1 / 23 Allan Schweyer Allan Schweyer is the Founder of TMLU, Inc.

Using References As a Screening Tool

TLNT: The Business of HR

One potentially underutilized source of good information is references. Most companies use reference checking towards the end of the recruiting process and often it’s mainly to ensure there isn’t some derailer they’ve overlooked. Reference Checks Talent Acquisition HR technology

Fortune: Reference Checking? There’s an App for That

SkillSurvey

Fortune’s Technology Future of Work Section profiles SkillSurvey and discusses how SkillSurvey’s reference solution has “flipped the hiring process upside down.” The post Fortune: Reference Checking? News all industries hiring trends reference checking” The article includes interviews with CEO Ray Bixler and Jason Rodd from Angie’s list. Read Article. There’s an App for That appeared first on SkillSurvey.

Stop Performing Back Channel References, Immediately

Entelo

Previously, on the Entelo blog, we’ve trumpeted the value of performing back channel references on prospective hires, even going so far as to call it Advanced Candidate Sourcing. Interviewing reference check

Waking Up to Reality: Why Reference Checks Are a Total Scam

TLNT: The Business of HR

I totally believed checking references was going to lead me to better, higher quality hires. Best Practices Hiring Process HR Communications HR Management HR News HR Trends Reference Checks Talent Acquisition Talent Management Featured

13 Signs of Inefficient Recruiting

With each new candidate, there comes a new set of data that we like to refer to as “recruiting. references, never waste time writing those repetitive recruiting emails again.

Check the Reference Not the Box

Outmatch

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. Using Past Performance to Predict the Future.

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A Dangerous Workplace Reality: Referring to People as “B” Players

TLNT: The Business of HR

I’ve been working in this space at the intersection of people, HR, technology, and appreciation for many years now.

Reference Check Tips to Avoid Bad Hires

Entelo

Reference Check it Out. By the time you've interviewed your candidate, they've surely provided you with some references who can testify to their professional abilities. Next, conduct back channel references. reference check avoid bad hires

did my friend give me a damaging reference?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I just had an interview and they moved incredibly fast and got back to me the very next day, saying they would like to check my references. She emailed them a reference saying she would recommend me and that I was a good presenter and can work under high pressure. It wouldn’t be fair to expect her to shade the truth (as she sees it) when giving a reference — in any case, but especially with her own employer. did my friend give me a damaging reference?

What References are Really Saying About You

45 Things

This latest story I did for Gannett/USAToday should open your eyes to the possibility that not all your references have your best interests at heart. a professional reference-checking company. Former colleagues or supervisors can be very vindictive when providing references. "It

Management 101: The 3 Cardinal Rules Of Reference Checks

TLNT: The Business of HR

Background Checking Best Practices Hiring Process HR Communications HR Insights HR Management Reference Checks Talent Acquisition FeaturedEditor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post.

Online Reference Checking Gains Momentum Among Major Industries Including Healthcare, Higher Education, Banking/Finance, Staffing and Retail

SkillSurvey

Reference check volume reaches 100,000 job candidates a month. This growth is boosting online reference checking volume for its Pre-Hire 360 ® to reach 100,000 job candidates a month. “We’re SkillSurvey’s Credential OnDemand TM launched earlier this year also expanded its customer base and is now providing several thousand digital peer reference responses a month for physician candidates. News all industries corporate hr hiring trends reference checking

Are Phone-Based Reference Checks Leaving You Wanting and Waiting?

Voice of Lumesse

Are Phone-Based Reference Checks Leaving You Wanting and Waiting? This is because CV/resume analysis and phone-based reference checks don’t always reveal the full picture of how well a candidate and his or her skills will (or won’t) succeed in a role within your organization.

Multitasking: Put on Your Sourcing Hat When You’re Reference Checking

SkillSurvey

Read Ray Bixler’s blog post on passive sourcing while reference checking in The Staffing Stream, the blogspace of Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). The post Multitasking: Put on Your Sourcing Hat When You’re Reference Checking appeared first on SkillSurvey. News recruiting and staffing reference checking sourcing passive candidates

Reference Checking Is Old Hat… Or Is It?

Outmatch

Every recruiter, hiring manager, and HR professional knows the ins and outs of reference checking. Most of the time with reference checking, the goal is to get through it. We never get close enough to see reference checking in a new light. You may be surprised to find there are things you don’t know about reference checking. Like why references tend to clam up if you succeed in getting one of them on the phone.