Our experienced research staff completes Professional/Personal Reference checks by interviewing an applicant's former or current colleagues, friends and family members. Our researchers will provide a comprehensive overview of a person's characteristics. They are considered investigative consumer reports as they are opinion based reports, not verifiable facts such as a criminal record.
Potential Outcome (Result)
A call was placed to the references listed by the applicant/employee and a phone interview was conducted to gather the information specified by the client.
Unable to verify an applicant/employee’s personal references. The verifier may not be able to reach the listed reference and/or the reference may not be will to speak on the applicant/employee’s behalf.
Why Request a Professional/Personal Reference?
Professional/Personal Reference checks will offer insight into a person's work ethic, reliability, personality and ability to communicate and get along with others. It will also provide further insight into a person's compatibility with your company.
How a Professional/Personal Reference is Obtained
Standard Questions Asked in a Professional/Personal Reference:
∗ All questions can be customized based on your company policy
Have you ever worked together? If yes, where and for how long?
Why did this individual leave the company (if they are still employed, please state "current")?
Please describe his/her key responsibilities in his/her most recent position/role.
How would you describe his/her reliability and punctuality?
Please describe his/her relationships with coworkers and supervisors.
How would you describe his/her attitude and outlook at the workplace?
Please describe his/her productivity and commitment to quality.
What are his/her most significant strengths?
What are his/her most significant weaknesses?
What is your overall assessment of this individual?
Would you recommend him/her for a position with another company? Why or why not?
Would you rehire him/her? Why or why not?
Are there additional comments you would like to make? Is there a question I should ask that I may have missed?
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