Why You Should Always Check an Applicant's References

Why You Should Always Check an Applicant’s References

When you’re interviewing candidates for a job, you may find that many of them will provide you with references from their last job. While it may be easy to skip over them, you should always check references and here’s why:

You May Uncover Some Important Information

A lot of employees will submit references and think that the employer will never check them. One of the most important reasons why you should check references is so that you don’t leave anything uncovered. If any of your employees had a bad incident or history, that’s something you’ll want and need to know about from a safety and smart hiring standpoint.

You Will Trust Your Employees More

When you can verify that potential employees are exactly who they proclaims they are, you will trust them more. With more trust comes the ability to give your employees increased duties that will ultimately take the burden off of you.

You’ll Learn More About Your Employees

Use this as a way to find out more about your employees that you weren’t able to find out in the interview. You can ask questions about their past employment history, how they performed their specific duties, and whether or not they were a team player. People often find it hard to talk about themselves in a positive manner, so this will be a good way to get the full picture painted.

If you have been checking references and don’t have any solid candidate options, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to recommend candidates for you, with pre-checked references, who would be a good fit for your team.



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