Background Check Tips: What to Ask References

As a hiring manager, one of your most important responsibilities is to ensure that the people you are selecting to add to your company’s team are of the highest caliber. But this is easier said than done; a piece of paper listing an applicant’s credentials cannot tell you what you really need to know about their personality, their working style, and their ability to cooperate within a team setting. Luckily, with the help of professionally-conducted background checks, you can gain a little insight into these important things by checking references.

What Should Your Background Check Service Ask Employee References?What to ask references?

In order to gain a better understanding of the type of person you could potentially hire, it is important to ask the kinds of questions that give insight into their most prominent characteristics and habits in the workplace. To do so, the employee references should be asked questions including:

-What are the most beneficial qualities of this candidate?

-What are the most problematic qualities of this candidate?

-How did this candidate work individually? In a group?

-Is this candidate able to adapt easily to new situations?

-Would you hire this candidate again if they were reapplying?

These questions can do what looking at a resume cannot: give you a clear idea of the kind of person you could potentially be bringing in to your company. By utilizing professional background check services, you can ensure that the right kinds of questions are being asked of your employee references and, as a result, you will find out all that you need to know about a job candidate early on in the hiring process. Get in touch with AIR Pre-Hire today for more information!

All About AIR Pre-Hire

AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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