One survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management suggests that 76% of companies check references for each and every job candidate. Reference checking is one of the most important aspects of the hiring process when well done. By checking references, hiring managers obtain important information about whether or not a prospective employee is qualified and suited for a particular position. Read more
The hiring process takes longer than ever. A Glassdoor research report suggests that the average interview process alone takes approximately 23 days, up from 13 days just four years ago. What's behind this trend? Background screenings, including reference checks, are a key contributor to these rising hiring timelines. Read more
Nothing distinguishes one company from another more acutely than the quality of its hires. That’s because quality of hire affects the quality of everything else, including products and services, customer care, co-worker and managerial interpersonal relationships, and work processes.
According to a Society for Human Resource Management survey, three out of every four organizations polled reported conducting reference checks on all job candidates. For most organizations, reference checking is a standard part of the hiring process. In the past, a reference check typically involved a phone conversation between a potential employer and an individual who knew the job candidate. Today, automated reference checking has opened up a new way of collecting useful insights from past employers and coworkers. Read more
Your company is growing at an exponential rate and the future looks bright. Job positions are opening up quickly and the HR department is under increasing pressure to fill these important positions. Can your reference checking keep up with the hiring demand? Read more
According to one CareerBuilder survey, 58% of hiring managers reported that they had caught a lie on an applicant resume. Unfortunately, resume embellishment is not only fairly common, it also seems to be on the rise. Thirty-three percent of hiring managers surveyed reported that they have seen an increase in false information since the economic recession. Read more
According to a poll conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, 48% of businesses surveyed outsourced some or all of their reference checking. It’s no secret that reference checking can be a pain. Traditional phone checks require considerable time and effort and often lead to a lot of fairly useless information. Outsourcing this arduous process to a reference checking service is a great way to save a lot of time and money while also drastically improving the quality of your hires. Read more