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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,” […]


A Negative Job Reference Can Lead to a Claim of Retaliation

Providing negative job references could constitute unlawful retaliation in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and similar anti-discrimination laws. In Male v. Tops Markets, LLC, a federal court in New York ruled in favor of a former employee, who claimed that the company provided negative job references […]


SkillSurvey Achieves 84-Percent Year-over-Year Bookings Growth for Q2

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading-provider of Web 2.0 reference-assessment solutions, has announced that its bookings for the second quarter of 2011 increased by 84-percent over the same period in 2010. “Even during these still uncertain times, SkillSurvey is experiencing tremendous growth due to the loyalty of our existing customers, the innovations we continue to […]


Real-Time References

Reference checking is the bane of many an HR professional’s existence. A solution, online reference checking, is now at hand. Every human resource executive is well aware of the problems related to reference checking — the seemingly interminable phone tag, the equivocal responses, and the difficulty comparing references coming from different referrers of different candidates. […]




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