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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.

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.

Technology is Turning Reference Checks Into Assessments

TLNT: The Business of HR

As I discussed in “ Using References as a Screening Tool ,” technology has given the old sport of reference checking a new life. Performance & Personality Reference Checks Screening & Assessment

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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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Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Keep on referring back to. Learning Insights 2017 1 Learning Insights 2017 Progress with purpose Learning Insights 2017 2 “WE’RE LOOKING TO CLOSE THE. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND. PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. KNOWING AND DOING. IT’S ABOUT. THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE.

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.

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

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.

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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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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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.

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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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

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Job References Are Out of Date – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

When it comes to providing job references , I’m a bit torn. On the other hand, I’ve always thought that your references will all say that you’re perfect, so why bother? There are still plenty of companies that ask for references. References should be people you’ve worked with.

HR Dive Covers Research on Reference Checking Press Release

SkillSurvey

Poll: Reference checks remain a key recruitment process. HR DIVE takes a look at new SkillSurvey research on reference checking. The post HR Dive Covers Research on Reference Checking Press Release appeared first on SkillSurvey. News all industries assessments hiring trends reference checkingRead more in their full article. Read Article.

Are Companies Obligated to Write Reference Letters – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

If an employee’s current manager refuses to provide a letter of reference, even if employee is in good standing, is that an EEOC violation ? Are reference letters, recommendations, and endorsements considered the same thing? I’m glad you brought up employee reference policies.

Fake Job References—Has the World Really Come to This?!

HR Daily Advisor

The other day I heard about a company that provides fake references for job applicants, renters, and others. And from what I understand, the length it goes to in order to “lie” on behalf of its clients is unbelievable—even if the references it provides are believable.

Confidence, Communication, Knowledge, and Time Management Are Top Areas Where Job Candidates Could Improve – According to Their Professional References

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey’s Seminal Study of the Content of Qualitative Feedback Obtained from Structured, Confidential Reference Checks Identifies Top Strengths and Areas of Improvement for Job Candidates. We’re very proud of the team’s continued leadership in understanding and validating reference feedback and deepening our ability to provide business critical information for hiring managers,” said SkillSurvey’s CEO Ray Bixler. News hiring trends reference checking

Five Steps to Elevate Hiring with Online Reference Checks

SkillSurvey

In Aberdeen Group’s recent study , we addressed how online reference checking in the talent acquisition process revolutionizes hiring. Conducting reference checks earlier in the process ensures that candidates can truly handle the work expected of them, and helps verify that the candidates who make it to the interview stage and beyond actually fit the job, the company’s culture and the hiring manager’s expectations. Ease references’ qualms about the overall process.

5 Ways Online Reference Checking Can Help You Give Your Clients More of What They Need and Become A Better Partner

SkillSurvey

Online reference checking can help you do just this – and help you give your clients what they need: a true business partner who can give them better candidates, faster. Let’s take a quick look at five ways online reference checking can help you become more successful. You’ll be able to gain faster responses (often in less than two days) from an average of 4 references per candidate (50% of which are current or former managers). It’s a competitive market out there.

The Things That References Say Job Candidates Really Need to Improve On

TLNT: The Business of HR

Hiring Process HR Insights HR Management Reference Checks Talent Acquisition Talent ManagementThe New York Times had an interesting article recently titled, Why What You Learned in Preschool Is Crucial at Work. It discusses how important social skills are for today’s fastest-growing jobs.

my boss said inappropriate things about me to a reference-checker

Ask a Manager

I recently interviewed for a position I’m really excited about, and last week I found out that the employer was calling my references. I’ve kept my boss in the loop on my job search, so he was a reference as well. He had the reference call last week, and he wandered into my office afterward to let me know how it went. Your boss made the reference call all about himself, when it’s not supposed to be about him at all. references

Reference Checking – A Great Way to Connect with Passive Job Candidates

SkillSurvey

Finding Passive Candidates – Check Your References. But there’s a great source of potential passive candidate finds already at your fingertips: your candidates’ references. References’ contact information is always provided! Typically, once you’re at the stage that you’re checking references, your candidate is fairly well vetted and their references are their managers and peers. Technology Makes Reference Checking Easy While Delivering a Great Brand Experience.