What to Do if You Really Do Get Burned

Even if the tips I offered in the previous blog about getting burned are used, there will still be the occasional job mismatch, in spite of everything you’ve done to avoid it.  What can you do if it happens?  First, use the reference report as a benchmark about what was said about the candidate and…

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What to Do if You Get Burned

The whole point not only of careful reference checking but also of the entire pre-employment process is to avoid getting burned by a bad hiring decision.  To reduce the chances of getting burned, here are some useful tips: Before the reference checking process begins, have a realistic sense of exactly what the requirements of the…

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Advantages of Reference Checking an Internal Candidate, Part 2

Here are some more advantages associated with doing a reference check on internal candidates: It will be much easier for people seeking the promotion or the reassignment to provide the names of appropriate people to serve as their references, since everyone involved with the process already understands why it’s being done. Offering promotions or reassignments…

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References for Internal Promotion

Reference checking has another application that employers can utilize (and might not have considered before).  A carefully prepared reference report can be used as an internal screening tool to assist in finding the best candidate for promotion or reassignment from within an organization.  As a matter of policy, many employers already promote from within before…

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