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The Hire Talent Announces white paper, “Using Automation to Remove Bias When Checking Job Candidate References”.

The Hire Talent Announces white paper, “Using Automation to Remove Bias When Checking Job Candidate References”.  Presenting findings at Society of Industrial Occupational Psychologists (SIOP) … The post The Hire Talent Announces white paper, “Using Automation to Remove Bias When Checking Job Candidate References”. appeared first on HR Tech Feed.

You’re an Idiot if You Still Check References!

One thing really hasn’t changed in hiring in like fifty years. Before we hire someone, in certain higher-up levels within our organizations, we do this little dance. The dance is us asking you for “professional” references, that we must check before we can “officially” hire you, and you giving us such references, which are basically your friends. Don’t think it’s a dance? Think it’s…

Before you risk your references

No human has spoken to you yet, you’ve had no interview, you don’t even know the hiring manager’s name — but within 24 hours the employer wants 5 references who will have to fill out online surveys about you, after you answer 8 questions via automated video. It’s your move.

5 Ways to Check References to Avoid Toxic Employees

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? If so, that’s understandable because they fear lawsuits. On the other hand, the former employer may give a glowing reference. And only later you find out that the accolades don’t ring true.

Using References As a Screening Tool

The big challenge in recruiting is getting high quality information so that one can accurately match a candidate to a job. 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. Even this limited use of references is sometimes derided because…

Automated Reference Checks: You should be very worried

HR: “the biggest suckers for non-value-added software.” Find out why reference checking by third parties and by online forms is driving job seekers and their references nuts. Would you fill out 10 pages of reference forms, including essay questions, when the candidate hasn’t even been interviewed yet? Maybe not.