Thang Do
Thang Do Project Intern at SavvySME

Recruitment

Does referral boost the confidence to distinguish a good candidate from a bad one?

In this question, I'd like to focus on part time/casual job section. If you are a business owner or manager, who are responsible for hiring new employees, how would you describe your hiring process?How often do you have to find yourself calling up a candidate's references and does it helps you to distinguish a good candidate from a bad one?If you can spare 2 minutes of your time, I'd be really appreciate if you could quickly answer a survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TJ3LN22.We are currently working on a project that helps SME owners to improve the productivity when it comes the hiring process.

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Shannon Young

Shannon Young Coach - Accelerator of People's Performance at

Quick clarification but the title is confusing. A referral is different from a reference. A referral is when someone recommends someone for the job and a reference is what the candidate gives you to check his employment history (and character if you can).

I do this process for a small business so will complete the survey.

Let me know if you want to chat further about this.

thanks

Shannon

Thang Do

Thang Do , Project Intern at SavvySME

Thank you for completing the survey, Shannon!

Perhaps it was my poor choice of word.
To re-phrase that, what I'm interested in is that "do recommendations from the previous employers help to distinguish a good candidate from a bad one"?

Also, I'd love to have a chat with you at some point to discuss this topic further.
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Shannon Young

Shannon Young Coach - Accelerator of People's Performance at

Also just so you know I did 1 as most important and then 2 as next most important. it didn't say in the survey so i am letting you know in case others do it the opposite way.

Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa Ormenyessy , Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at

Thang, my view is that the quality of the questions being asked by the potential hire of the ex-employee (referee) is key. Some personal faves which may help readers are "what do you wish you knew about the person before you hired them" "Is there anything else I should know that I haven't covered" and 'which management style was best suited to this employee"
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