A good article titled, “The Rash Of Problems Over Job References,” published in the March 10 edition of the National Law Journal, discusses problems found in traditional reference checks. In short, it explains how employers are damned if they do, and damned if they don't.Read more
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.”
When does reference checking meet leadership?
Often people ask us why we provide reference checking AND 360 feedback tools?
The obvious connection can be seen on slide 42 of one of the most downloaded leadership presentations on the web.
Note that Checkster doesn't only allow you to run reference checks but also allows you to get free simplified feedback on yourself or more complete feedback on your team.
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