Does reference checking still hold value?

As a professional reference and background checker, I firmly believe in, and have seen the value of performance based reference checks. So, when I recently heard a recruiter say that she doesn’t conduct references on her candidates I asked why. She told me it doesn’t...

The Importance of Doing Your Due Diligence

As someone who checks references s for a living, it always surprises me when the process is not taken seriously. When a candidate is asked to provide references, and fill out forms for pre-employment screening, it is only because a company is interested in bring them...

There is a Message in the Detail

Qualitative references are a good opportunity to learn about your candidate’s past performance. The information that you obtain is invaluable. You can learn what motivates your candidate, the best way to support them, and help them become more productive. Every now...

Mind the Gaps

Gaps on resumes have been a conundrum since the advent of resume writing. In order to avoid a lag between jobs, or a spotty job history, many applicants stretch months or even years on their resumes. Some take out the months and leave the years, to make it appear that...