A reference check is a method in recruiting that involves scrutinizing the information provided by the newly hired employee by contacting previous employers of the candidate. It is a crucial and common step in the hiring process used by recruiters.
Benefits of reference checks
- Verification of information given by newly hired employee; employer comes to know the truthfulness.
- In case there’s any kind of criminal or illegal activity involved, employers come to know.
- The employer can forecast the future of employees in the company by looking at past employment.
- Employers get to know the pattern of employee’s careers.