2 Benefits Of Using An Automated Reference Checking Platform When Hiring New Employees

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If your company has one or more available positions open, you may have begun the process of finding new people to fill them. Since there is so much involved when trying to vet new hires, from looking over applications and interviewing multiple candidates to checking employment history and calling references, you may be wondering if there is anything that you can do to streamline the process.

One thing that you could do to make the hiring process easier is to utilize a platform that automates the checking of references. Besides saving on the time involved with calling each reference, there are a couple of other benefits of using an automated reference checking system when hiring new employees.

1.  Helps You Gather Unbiased Information about a Potential Hire

One benefit of automating your company's reference-checking process is that the system helps you to gather information that is not only tailored to your needs but also without bias. When you call each listed reference, the person may give extraneous details or give opinions on the person that have nothing to do with their past or potential jobs.

However, with an automated system, you decide what questions will be included in the survey. These questions will ask for very specific answers that do not allow for details that you do not need or for clouded judgments by the people giving them. 

2.  Allows You to Quickly Compare Reference Information for Multiple Candidates

Another way that the automated reference surveys assist you with the hiring process is that the platform collects the information and compiles it into one report. When you have to call individual references, you need to look at each candidate file separately, take notes, and review the information.

With the automated platform, you are given one report that gives you the answers to the survey for all candidates. This allows you to get an overall picture of every potential hire so that you can compare each person and make an objective decision.

By having an automated system in place for vetting references for your company's job candidates, you increase your chances of gathering unbiased, factual information about the potential hire. Then, once you have the information for multiple candidates, you can quickly and easily compare it to help you find the person most suitable for your available position. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits and the setup for an automated reference checking platform, call to speak with a representative of a business that offers it. 


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