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How Reference Checks Can Help to Prevent Workplace Fraud

Employers are often stunned to find that a valued employee has been committing workplace fraud, but statistics show that it is often the most trusted employees who steal. Many of these employees are terminated without charges ever being filed, leaving them free to target the next company and trusting employer. Introducing these fraudsters into your […]


Relying on References in the Recruiting Process

When it comes to checking references, a recent survey has revealed surprising insights into just how closely HR leaders rely on the personal referees provided by applicants. Close to two thirds of respondents reported having contacted a referee who did not give positive feedback about the job applicant. In addition, a significant proportion of those […]


Legal Hot Water in Giving a Bad Reference

In cases where an employee’s contract was terminated for performance issues, it is unlikely HR would then provide a positive reference when contacted by any future employers. Yet, according to one workplace lawyer, providing a so-called ‘kiss-of-death’ style reference may be a ticket to legal hot water, including possible accusations of defamation, misrepresentation or an […]


Qualified Privilege for Reference Statements, September 2012

The following 31 states have qualified privilege laws for references provided in good faith: AK, GA, IA, MD, NM, OK, TN, WI, CO, HI, KY, MA, NV, OR, TX, WV, DE, ID, LA, MO, NY, PA, UT, WY, FL, IL, ME, NC, OH, RI, and VA. While some states offer an “absolute” privilege, most offer […]


Hiring Wisdom: Do You Know the Truth About Checking References?

When it comes to checking job applicant references, people who come with great references can turn out to be duds on the job, and people with poor references could very well be great employees. Employers may give bad references on a great person to try to keep the employee onboard, to keep them from taking […]


SkillSurvey Tops 2 Million People Entered into its Reference-Checking Database

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of online reference-checking solutions, announced that over 2 million people have been entered into its Pre-Hire 360® database. This milestone has been achieved as a result of more companies using its products to hire better. Pre-Hire 360 ® automates the process of gathering input from a job applicant’s […]


Nelson Staffing Leverages Checkster to Ensure High-Quality Candidates

Nelson, the largest independent staffing firm in Northern California announced that it has implemented Checkster across all its divisions to improve business efficiencies and ensure quality of service for Nelson’s clients and candidates. With Checkster Reference Checkup, Nelson can more readily deliver candidates who have been fully vetted by professional consultants and by over five […]


ERC Promises No More Reference Phone Tag and Proves it With a FREE Three-Month Trial

While the confirmation of past employment, performance and salary levels is an essential step in hiring, the typical process of phoning several of a candidate’s prior colleagues and managers is a burden for HR administrators. When this is multiplied across several open positions, a hiring manager may find herself working the phones for many hours […]


The Death of Reference Checks…?

Reference checks are a critical component of the recruitment process and when done properly, can lead to increased applicant quality, reduced losses for employee dishonesty, and greater profits. Employment Office’s Shortlisting Specialist team has developed a list of tips for performing effective reference checks, which can ultimately save a company both time and money by […]


Cargill and Checkster CEO to Present at Taleo World Conference

Cheri Hanson from Cargill, the international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services employing 131,000 people in 66 countries, will present with Yves Lermusi, chief executive officer of Checkster at the Taleo World user conference in San Francisco, California. The presentation, “Social Assessment: The New Pathway to Quality of Hire,” […]




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