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Telephone Reference Check

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Well, it happened. Your best employee is moving to Idaho and you have to replace her. When begging her to stay didn't work, you settled in, contacted Staff Human Resources, and completed the Request For Interview, Selection Criteria, and Interview Questions. You've now interviewed and have narrowed your search down to three candidates. You would like to know a little more about the candidates.

What do you do? You now enter the very important world of Reference Checking. Why do you need to do it? Because it can often supply additional information that you cannot determine through an interview and application alone. It is definitely worth your time, but before you start, read on.