Neuroscience on feedback and reference checking

April 21, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised when I read the following excerpt in neuroscientist Daniel Amen’s book titled Magnificent Mind at any Age:
“When interviewing people for a job position in your company, it is critical to know about their past jobs.
Remember, the best predictor of current behavior is past behavior. You want to know what they excelled at, what, if anything, went wrong, and what other people thought of them. Many people have blinders to their own weaknesses, so talking with others can provide essential information. Reference checks are a key component of good business.”

We cannot agree more, and this is why we have made the reference check process easy for hiring organizations to perform. With our talent checkup, individuals can remove those blinders, grow, and prove their worth to employers.