Hiring Hint from Mel Kleiman : Make Applicants Responsible
If you're having
a difficult time connecting with people applicants have
listed as references, have the applicant to take responsibility
for this instead.
say that your company requires that you speak with three
references, then ask applicants to contact their references,
give them permission to speak with you and ask that they
When applicant references call, get their permission to
call them right back. That way, you make sure that the people
calling are who they say they are, and not just applicants'
friends calling to help them get hired.
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