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The Fordyce Letter

Straight Talk for the Recruiting Profession

Ask Barb

Ask Barb: Conducting Reference Checks

Ask Barb

Dear Barb:

It is getting more difficult than ever to conduct reference checks. Do you think we should outsource checking references to a third party provider? Should we just discontinue offering reference checking as a service we provide? I’d also like to know when you conduct reference checks and who conducts them.

Irene V., Evansville, IN