Are Organizations’ Reference Check Non Participation Policies A Waste of Time?


It’s understandable why companies hold a policy against employees completing reference checks—it can waste productivity and result in a potential liability. However, people are not perfect and when asked, 99% of the 742 employees we surveyed said they would still participate in a confidential online reference check.

Here at Checkster, when we provide a digital reference check service to organizations we typically have a 75%+ participation rate. That leaves a question for the 25% who don’t respond, are they due to respect of policies or lack of time? traveling..?  We don’t know, but we know that hiring managers get great insights from their reference check reports and organizations are not seen as negligent.