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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How to Ask Better Reference Check Questions

SkillSurvey

Here's 6 steps to ask better reference check questions and get real insight into a candidate’s performance. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies assessments hiring managers reference checking soft skills

How many job references?

HRNasty

Is your recruiter able to reach the 2 job references you provided? How many job references should I provide? We landed a job offer and the hiring company is going to check your job references. Today, I want us to think about providing more than the ho-hum, standard 2-3 job references that the hiring company requested. The post How many job references? Congrats!

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

Just Released – Our 2018 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

recruiter’s background, areas of expertise, experiences, and references. • REFERENCES 1 [link] 2 [link]. link] 25 / REFERENCES 10,000+ HIGHLY. 2018 THIRD-PARTY RECRUITING BENCHMARK REPORT THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF. INDUSTRY TRENDS IN CRITICAL. HIRING FROM THE WORLD’S LEADING.

Better Reference Checking Is A Step To Ending Bad Behavior

TLNT: The Business of HR

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99 Reasons to Rethink Reference Checking

SkillSurvey

Get 99 reasons to rethink reference checking and how to incorporate an automated, online solution into your hiring process. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking soft skills

Debunking Some of the Myths of Reference Checking

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey’s Chief Analytics Officer weighs in with research to debunk some reference checking myths. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking soft skills

Healthcare: Reference Checks that Support Compliance with EEOC Guidelines

SkillSurvey

Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Quality of Hire diversity healthcare reference checkingHealthcare organizations using SkillSurvey are making better hiring decisions while remaining compliant with EEOC guidelines.

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.

Study: Top RN Strengths and Areas of Improvement Cited in Reference Comments

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey research explores how reference feedback on RN strengths and areas of improvement help predict nurse turnover. Hiring and Recruiting Lower Turnover Quality of Hire assessments employee turnover healthcare reference checking retention

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Quick Shots for #Recruiting Pros and #JobSeekers – Job References Edition

HR Bartender

Take job references for example. A couple of weeks ago, the manager asked for my references and I provided them. All of my references have confirmed that they spoke with the company but I haven’t heard anything yet. Selecting the best job references makes a difference.

Qualitative Feedback from Confidential Reference Checks

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey Analytics Team publishes peer-reviewed research supporting the reliability of qualitative feedback provided during confidential reference checks. The post Qualitative Feedback from Confidential Reference Checks appeared first on SkillSurvey. News assessments behavioral competencies news coverage reference checking talent analytics

5 questions for getting the truth out of references

MapHR

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

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

/ 1 / WHAT’S REALLY BEHIND THE. EMPLOYMENT SKILLS GAP BOUNTYJOBS.COM WORLD’S LEADING RECRUITER ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM W P / 2 / 2 Want to stir things up next. time you find yourself. chatting with your colleagues. in talent acquisition? Mention. the skills gap.

SkillSurvey Launches Texting to Enhance and Speed Communications between Recruiters, Job Candidates and Their References

SkillSurvey

New texting capabilities available within SkillSurvey Reference allow recruiters, job candidates and their references to communicate via text messaging. The post SkillSurvey Launches Texting to Enhance and Speed Communications between Recruiters, Job Candidates and Their References appeared first on SkillSurvey. News all industries hiring trends news coverage reference checking

California State University Chooses SkillSurvey’s Online Reference Checking Solution to Increase Recruiting Efficiency

SkillSurvey

CSU (California State University) has chosen SkillSurvey’s reference checking and sourcing solutions to increase recruiting and hiring efficiency. News higher education news coverage reference checking

Top Tips For Reference Check Questions

EmployeeConnect

The process of verifying the professional background information of a potential employee based on the candidate’s professional and personal references prevents or limits the risk of hiring an incorrect individual for an organisation. By speaking to the references, you have the scope to gather more information pertaining to the individual and his or her work ethics. Here is a list of selected reference check questions which you may ask during the verification process.

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Top Five Reasons You Should Rethink Reference Checking

SkillSurvey

Build Talent Pipeline Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies Lower Turnover Quality of Hire all industries assessments hiring managers hiring trends reference checking retention soft skillsThere are a million reasons to switch to SkillSurvey’s online refence checking. We breakdown the top five.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

Commonly referred to as an “ATS” an Applicant Tracking System provides you with a centralized database to track and manage your candidates, organize your hiring.

Concerned with Nurse Retention? SkillSurvey Finds that Reference Feedback Helps to Predict RN Turnover

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey's research finds that reference feedback can help predict nurse turnover. News employee turnover healthcare news coverage reference checking retentionConcerned with nurse retention?

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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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Reference Checking is Even Easier Now for Engaging Volunteers, Interns and Gig Workers

SkillSurvey

Enhancements to our reference checking solution will help employers get critical insights on volunteers, interns and other gig workers. Hiring and Recruiting Hiring Efficiencies all industries assessments reference checking

Don’t Contact My Boss for a Job Reference – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We’ve talked about the job reference before on HR Bartender, but this is a new situation. Although I quit my last job, my boss and I did not leave on the best of terms, and I would not want her to be a reference for me. Job references are about accuracy and professionalism.

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Compensation Dictionary

who prefer the less formal terminology may refer to these as guidelines. usually referring to the 50th percentile. This is your crash course in the compensation. language. Find all the terms you need to. master any compensation conversation. You’ll. be ‘comp’letely fluent in no time.

G2Crowd: Online Reference Checking: Add More Insights to your Hiring Process, Plus Time-savings and Compliance

SkillSurvey

This G2 Crowd article describes how utilizing an online reference checking solution will help you gain more reliable candidate insights. News hiring trends news coverage reference checking

True or False: Reference Checking and Legal Risks

Outmatch

We all know reference checking can be time consuming, and without a good process in place, you can’t count on good results. Recruiters, who typically spend hours trying to get in touch with references, will tell you that response rates are a big problem.

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.

HealthcareITNews: How Cloud Tech Helped Lurie Children’s Hospital Cut its Reference Checking Time to 3 Days

SkillSurvey

See how SkillSurvey Reference is helping Lurie Children’s Hospital receive reference responses in just 3 days. News healthcare hiring trends news coverage reference checking

HR Dive: Smartphones may improve the speed of reference checking

SkillSurvey

HR Dive discusses mobile optimization strategies for HR departments, including texting to accelerate the reference checking process. The post HR Dive: Smartphones may improve the speed of reference checking appeared first on SkillSurvey. News assessments hiring trends news coverage reference checking

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. Here are some tips to getting references that are usable and revealing.

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.

Top Questions Employers Should Ask References In The Hiring Process

HR C-Suite

An essential step in the hiring process is asking for and checking applicant references, but what should employers ask references in order to make the right hiring decision? Featured Planning Small Business Value checking references good hiring practices reference checks

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4 References for Inexperienced Job Seekers

45 Things

It's the time of year when those looking for internships or their first professional gig are madly churning out resumes, answering online ads and trying to figure out who the heck can be a reference for them.

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The Back-Channel Reference [Webinar]

TalentHQ

As Recruiting professionals, we’ve likely all experienced the dreaded back-channel reference that goes south. You’ve sourced and engaged a candidate where there’s a unanimous “yes” from the interview team and then the hiring manager completes a back-channel reference.

SkillSurvey Launches New Total Reference Checking Solution for Staffing and Talent Agencies — Including Texting

SkillSurvey

SkillSurvey’s new total reference checking solution for staffing and talent management firms allows them to better meet their hiring needs. The post SkillSurvey Launches New Total Reference Checking Solution for Staffing and Talent Agencies — Including Texting appeared first on SkillSurvey. News news coverage reference checking staffing and recruiting

SHRM: Bully Bosses Can Inflict More Damage with Negative References

SkillSurvey

SHRM looks at why it’s critical to expand your reference outreach and obtain multiple perspectives on the candidate you're hiring. News diversity news coverage reference checking

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Reference Checking: The Secret to Finding Your First Gold Medal Candidate

SkillSurvey

Reference checking is the key to finding gold medal candidates that are crucial to making your organization a success. Build Talent Pipeline Hiring and Recruiting Quality of Hire hiring trends 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.