HR & Recruiting Glossary

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Employee Reference Check

What is an Employee Reference Check?

An Employee Reference Check is when potential employers contact former employers, colleges, schools, and other listed sources on a candidate's application to confirm the information put down on a job seeker's application and to see if they would be the right fit for the job.

What information is gathered during an Employee Reference Check?

Potential employers may ask about the candidates:

  • work ethic
  • reliability
  • education
  • personality
  • previous employment history
  • whether or not the contact would recommend the applicant for the job they've applied

Why perform an Employee Reference Check?

One main reason to use reference checks is to ensure the applicant meets all qualifications for the job.

Employee reference checks are also important as a way to predict whether or not a candidate is going to be the right fit for your company.

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