What is a reference check?
Reference checks are conducted to gather additional information about a candidate by reaching out to their employers, schools, and other relevant sources. By personally contacting the references, employers can gain deeper insights into the candidate's work ethic, professional capabilities, attitude, and other relevant attributes.
Conducting reference checks enables you to obtain information about the candidate on a personal level by reaching out to the provided references. This process helps you to:
- Verify the integrity of the candidates
- Ascertain information about their reputation and loyalty
- Gain deeper insights into their performance, skills, and abilities
- Ensure that they are the right fit for your organization
There are 02 types of reference checks
- Professional Reference - Conducting a professional reference check allows you to collect information from the candidate's past employers, managers, team leads, and other professional contacts.
- Academic Reference - An academic reference check allows you to collect information from the candidate's past college/school, academic advisors, professors, or other educational contacts.
OnGrid provides a standard set of questions that are customizable according to your needs. Some examples of these questions include:
- How long have you known the candidate?
- What are his/her top 2 areas of development? Why do you say that?
- How does he/she manage conflict and disagreement? Can you give some examples?