Verification of the reference given by the employee is important to check the suitability of the candidate for the job offer.
They are useful to discover the strengths and weaknesses of an applicant. They give insights into the applicant’s integrity, reliability, and trustworthiness.
For the best results, Proquest recommends 2 reference checks be carried out.
Peer reference is another important part of reference check. Peer check is conducted because the co-worker is closer to the applicant than the boss or supervisor.
The following information can be extracted from the peer check to facilitate the recruitment:
- How long the employee was associated with the organisation
- Education and employment credentials
- Candidate’s interpersonal skills
- Issues during his tenure with the organisation
- Reason for exit
Applicants use the reference from Past supervisors for job applications.
It is important to verify the reference given by a past supervisor.
Proquest verifies the below information from the supervisor for verification thereby facilitating the HR Dept to gauge the true candidature of the prospective employee:
- Candidate’s employment tenure
- Job responsibility
- Strengths and weaknesses
- People management skills
- Other issues