Over the last ten years, the nature of references has changed. Employers in the United Kingdom have switched from providing opinion-based to neutral references that only confirm a candidate’s name, dates of employment and job title. So why are UK employers not taking every opportunity to stress-test candidates’ CVs? And what are the risks that arise when businesses turn their backs on thorough reference checking?
The Recruitment Risk Index: The Stake of UK Referencing surveys 1,000 job-seekers to take a closer look at the recruitment process - specifically reference checks.
Among other startling findings, the survey found that:
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