- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On November 2, 2012
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- automated hiring, automated reference checking, future of recruiting, online hiring
Securing high quality talent for the organization
The importance of reference checks is very evident in the recruitment and selection process. It verifies key application information that covers for competence in the job, performance of delivering key result areas and digging into significant work attitude inputs that may never be uncovered without checking references.
Steering clear from bad hires
Bad hires can come in different forms. Applicants can easily be the wrong one for the organization and not screening them enough can lead to chronic problems later on. A team-centered organization needs people who perform very well working within a team. A bureaucratic hardliner will have a hard time thriving and delivering his best in a flat organization. These people can change over time but the transition can be hard and time consuming costing organizations a lot in the process. Finding the right person through checking references can be an easy selection net for such hiring issues. Double checking of performance can also be confirmed through a simple structured reference request. Since the referee knows the performance details of the applicant, he can also provide for a clear and objective picture of the applicant as an employee.
Recruitment efficiency issues
Recruitment efficiency can boil down to wrapping up the selection process through confirming application details. This can be done best by checking references. However this can take time depending on the availability of the referee. By committing recruitment people into the completion of numerous reference checks, selection processes can also slow down. There are many organizations that integrate reference assessment as part of the decision making process in hiring. This makes it an important stage in hiring and recruitment. Getting it done fast is as important as getting it done right.
Integrity of information
The importance of reference checks can be underlined with the role of double checking performance claims of applicants. It is easy to put in amazing claims of competence in a resume but it can be a different story when applicants know that the things they put on paper and the things they say on interviews can be confirmed – even expounded on by someone who knows their track record as an employee. Confirming references does not only assure for the reliability of the information written on a pending application, it also gives organizations a chance to dig deeper into an applicant’s employment past. It is an ideal background employment check tool.
Reference checks and organizational growth
Reference checks when done correctly can impact the growth of the organization. People are the most important capital especially in today’s information-driven economy. People can make or break organizations. By ensuring the quality of human capitalization efforts, people can become an asset, a source of sustainable thrust towards the future. Reference checks can screen out bad hires and speed up the hiring of good talent. This makes it a strategic process that can get the organization into greater heights.
Having a platform to speed up the reference checking process and at the same time improves its effectiveness in soliciting important employment history data can do a lot for the organizations. What if you can post your reference request online and provide the referee access to that system for him to respond in his most convenient time? This enables you to process hundreds of reference checks a day without compromising the quality of information you get from each referee. This is what an automated reference checking system can do for you.
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