Four Reasons to Check a Candidate’s References

Reference Check

Don’t hire the wrong employee. Let AIR Pre-Hire check your candidate’s references for you.

How many times have you called a candidate’s references? According to a survey by SkillSurvey, only 70 percent of hiring managers check the references of every candidate they hire. So when was the last time you actually called one of the references given by a candidate? Let’s take a moment to discuss why it is important to check references.

Pros at the Interview

Today, candidates have a plethora of information at their disposal. From interview questions to the best answers to talking with your former employees, there is a ton of information out there. With all of the information, your candidates have become a professional at interviewing for a job. So when they pass your interview question like a pro, how do you know they will be as good at the job as they were at the interview. This makes it important to get to know about the candidate outside of the interview. Talk to their references and past employees to learn who the candidate really is.

How are Your Interview Skills?

While interviewing is a skill that needs to be practiced and honed, you do not have the chance to hire people every day. It may be months before another position opens up and your skills are needed again. As a result of your rusty skills, you may have to rely on company guidelines and a list of questions found online in order to hire someone. This could mean that you think about hiring the wrong person because of their preparedness and your rusty skills. Calling some references will help you figure out if your gut is right and if the candidate is a good fit or if you need to rethink your technique.

So whether you are hiring for your first time or your hundredth time, it is always a good idea to call employee references. If you are curious about references but just do not have the time to call them yourself, hire AIR Pre-Hire to do it for you. We can help you figure out if the employee is a good fit for your business. Call AIR Pre-Hire today!

Professional Reference Checks WITH 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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