To put it simple and straightforward, reference checking is an objective evaluation of a candidate’s past job performance based on conversation with people who have actually worked with him/her on a daily basis within the last few years. It’s the often overlooked process by most businesses and the very key to your quality of hire.
We offer professional reference checking and extensive background screening service which covers verification of the candidate’s academic credential, qualifications and employment history. Please refer to our check items for detail.
To ensure your quality of hire and continuous business operation, we suggest you to check and verify the candidates from top executives to hourly workers, and every position in between.
This is especially important when you are looking for talents with shallow supply in the market. Being desperate to fill the vacancy will risk you to hiring mistakes and huge cost. On the other hand, when you try to hire during periods of high unemployment, candidates find it so difficult to resist fudging on their qualifications to spare them a chance landing the scarce job you offer. You need to be more careful throughout the selection.
In addition, if you work in the health care, banking or public education industry, we strongly urge you to set background screening a high priority and a standard practice in your recruitment policy. You don’t want to risk your own health, financial security or the safety of your children. None of your customers, either.
You may need to provide the related documents in regard to the report you request such as resume, reference list and the letter of authorization(LOA) signed by the candidate. Your consultant will provide the standard forms or files to you when necessary.
To make a sound and informed hiring decision, we advise you to take a thorough and overall evaluation of your candidates which combines the behavioral event interview(BEI), proper use of assessment tools and the results of background verification and reference checking. Never rely on a sole source of information which always leads to hiring mistakes. SafeHiring is the best partner on your way to talents.