Reference checking allows you to confirm what a candidate has told you and get an external view of their past performance. It also may be the only way to prevent a disastrous hiring decision if you’ve been misled by a disingenuous candidate.
But the traditional method of on-the-phone reference checking is tedious. It usually takes days to get limited information from limited sources. And all kinds of interpersonal factors can influence the feedback. How often do you really get the 100% truth from a primed reference?
That’s why Fitzii recommends doing an Automated References Survey.
Similar to a 360° review, automated reference checking allows you to send an anonymous email survey to 5 – 25 people who your candidate supplies. In two days you get a complete report with their aggregated ratings and comments, and you can even include employment verification questions.
Advantages vs. the on-the-phone method
How it Works
The process is fast and easy for all involved. All you have to do is supply the candidate’s email. Then, your Hiring Success Advisor will set up the system and the candidate is asked to enter email addresses for their references (the names of which you can confirm with them beforehand). In two days, you’ll receive detailed reports.
You can order Automated Reference Surveys from within the Fitzii Hiring Platform – sign up now.