Last week, we asked: Do you check candidate references as part of the hiring process?
- Yes, 81%
- Sometimes, 13%
- No, 6%
I don’t know if there is a way to drill down into companies that say they check references but do them simply as a token gesture. I’ve been at companies where references were seen as a hurdle rather than a tool, and it definitely changed the way they were done. So while I commend those 81% for doing the right thing, I’ve got to ask: are they doing anything for you or are you just doing it because it is an expectation?