Check Your References

By Robert Half on March 11, 2019 at 1:30pm


Senior managers report removing one in three (34%) job candidates from consideration for a position with their company after a reference check.

Senior managers were asked, “When speaking to an applicant’s job references, what is the most important information you hope to receive?”

38% A view into the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses
22% Description of past job duties and experience
19% Confirmation of job title and dates of employment
12% A sense of the applicant’s preferred work culture
10% Description of workplace accomplishments

Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the United States

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