Reference Checks Are Worthless

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Hiring Managers, References

I don’t understand… with the whole HR world moving to a more data-driven, analytical, quantitative, measure-anything-that-moves-mindset, how is it that we still rely on the ol’ reference check before we hire someone? They’re almost completely unreliable and filled with bias—your own biases (because, let’s face it, at this point in the process you just want to fill the job and …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Robin Schooling – The Necessities of Reference Checking

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, Recruiting

In the video above, Dawn Burke follows up with HR expert and consultant, Robin Schooling, to hash out the topic of her latest post here, which talks about reference checks as being the “unholy trinity of HR.” Why the unholy trinity, you ask? We’ll let the ladies above explain that to you in this month’s episode of “No Scrubs.” Enjoy! (Email subscribers …

The Unholy Trinity of HR: Reference Checks

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Hiring Managers, HR, HR & Sports, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

When I was in college, my pals and I listened to a lot of music. We determined rock artists Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie were so brilliantly cavalier (indifferent, dismissive) we dubbed them the unholy trinity. HR folks, you have an unholy trinity on your hands, as well—it’s called reference checking. Unfortunately, being cavalier with your reference checking …