Nuts-and-Bolts: Reference Checks: The What, Where, and Why

A top priority of any HR professional or manager should be building strong and trusting professional, human relationships, and maintaining and nurturing those relationships. Part of that priority is to ensure that the “Nuts and Bolts” of HR are both compliant and meet the needs of the organization. As an ongoing part of our goal to assist organizations with their HR needs, HRCentral will be producing, in addition to our other weekly blog posts, a “Nuts-and-Bolts” series of blog posts in which we will cover various items regarding compliance and business-related topics essential to every organization.

Nut-and-Bolts: Reference Checks: The What, Where, and Why

Employer’s often wonder if reference checks are worthwhile or simply a waste of time. What’s the point in asking the same questions again and again that are simply reiterating the information on a resume? For some hiring managers, this may be the case. But, when done correctly and for the right reasons, a reference check can prove to be an invaluable resource to assist in fitting the right person to the right job. (more…)