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How To Know When It's Time To Upgrade Your Reference Checking System

By The Checkster Staff

The hiring process often seems to follow a pretty standard schedule. It seems like you've found the perfect candidate for the job. He has the right education and qualifications, a strong resume, and the hiring manager was impressed during the interview. Now it's time to check his references.

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6 Mistakes To Avoid When Conducting Employee Reference Checks

By The Checkster Staff

Anything that can be done can be done well or done poorly. Reference checking is no exception. When it comes to these all-important pre-hire processes, competence is especially key.

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5 Hiring Trends To Look Out For Before 2020

By The Checkster Staff

Before 2020 comes and gives us a perfect insights, it is time to start looking ahead to what will be happening during the coming years. As the economy continues to recover, the hiring process is expected to become increasingly competitive. Fortunately, there are plenty of strategies that hiring managers can utilize to ensure that they continue to attract high performing job candidates. Read more

How HR Can Be More Efficient During the Pre-Hire Process

By The Checkster Staff

Bringing new talent into an organization is arguably the most important task there is. Whether this task is managed wholly or partly by HR, there is plenty HR can and should do to increase efficiency, especially during the all-important pre-hire process. Read more

How HR Can Get Ahead With Hiring During The Winter Months

By The Checkster Staff

Experts have long recognized that the economy is seasonal, and at least part of this seasonality is due to weather. Some industries peak in the summertime when warm weather and long days lead to increased work hours and greater demand. Other industries experience a strong winter peak, particularly as the holidays lead to an increased need for temporary employees. Read more

Automated Reference Checking Process: A Complete Walkthrough

By The Checkster Staff

A successful reference check is one that garners accurate information about a job candidate and leads to a successful hire. While the manual reference checking process has traditionally been an onerous and often fruitless task, automated reference checking has opened up a new approach. This automated strategy can save HR time and money while leading to higher quality hires. Read more

How Reference Checks Are More Powerful Than Modern Day Resumes

By The Checkster Staff

While the hiring process has traditionally focused on the power of the resume, recent shifts suggest that employers may be ready to look beyond education and experience and focus more on talent and performance. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, some employers have begun implementing a process known as “blind hiring.” Resume information such as name and college education are redacted so that hiring managers can instead focus on what matters – talent. Read more

Hiring Lessons Fortune 500s Can Learn From Fast-Growing Startups

By The Checkster Staff


Many would agree that startups face unique hiring challenges. Established companies have capital, brands, and reputations to lure top talent. Startups typically struggle in these areas.

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3 Hiring Success Metrics Every HR Manager Must Know

By Yves Lermusi

A core functional area of human resources is talent acquisition, but many experts maintain that HR professionals aren't very good at it. Read more

What Does a Reference Check After the Interview Mean?

By Yves Lermusi

Many people ask what it means if an employer does a reference check after-interview for job-seekers, and the simple answer is that they are interested in you. However, it does not necessarily mean anything more than that, so don't start to get your hopes up too much, too soon.

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