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Reference Check

Reference Check

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is a Reference Check ?

A reference check is an interview or inquiry with hiring managers/recruiters to get more information about a candidate who can provide feedback on an applicant’s skills, work performance, and compatibility with the organization’s culture.

Reference checks are a common part of the hiring process, as organizations want to ensure that the applicant will be suitable for the job. References are often provided to former employers to verify information about the applicant’s employment history and character.

Benefits of Reference Check:

  1. Employers need to know if the person they are considering hiring is qualified for the job and if they will be a good fit for the company. 
  2. Checking references is a way to get more information about a job candidate so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to offer them the job.
  3. They can help identify patterns of behavior of the applicant during his/her time working with the previous employer.