REFERENCES GET THE SACK
Research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
shows a quarter of UK employers withdrew at least one job offer after
discovering a candidate has misrepresented himself in his application.
Some 23% said they do not always take up an applicant's references, and
a fifth rarely or never check absence records. Another quarter never or
rarely follow up on a candidate's academic qualifications.
Rebecca Clarke, from the CIPD said.
"There are risks that go with rushing candidates into filling vacancies
without pausing to make basic checks," she added. "If you don't have
rigorous pre-employment checks in place, you risk being a soft touch
for people who are willing to be dishonest to get work or advance their
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you what steps to take when obtaining a reference and produce a
suitably worded letter to the applicant’s referee. If the situation is
reversed and you’re the one giving a reference, talk to us...