As I’ve tried to show in the last the last three blogs, there’s more to reference checking than just a one-dimensional exercise. Careful reference checking can provide anyone who employs people with extraordinary insights, which really can’t be obtained in any other way. These are insights not only into how to compare past job performance with the requirements of a job, but also into bringing added value to the new employee through an individually tailored career growth plan.
So, in summary, here are the multiple benefits from careful job performance-based reference checking:
- You get a thorough evaluation of how well the candidate has performed in the past.
- You learn how that past performance fits the requirements of the job to be filled.
You also get a basis for developing a career growth plan that will enhance the employee’s value to the organization—both in the short term and over time.