Why reference checking is essential

Reference checking is essential to ensure the candidate’s answers line up with their current and previous employers. I have heard of a number of instances of the wrong person being employed because the employer did not take the time to check with referees. The best way to find out if the applicant has done what they said is to check with their current or previous employer.

Reference checking is relatively quick and this video provides you with some tips and the one question you must ask every referee. This simple question will determine if they proceed or not, so if you only have time to ask one question, watch the video to find out which one it is.