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U.S.: The Right Way to Check Someone’s References

You think you’ve found the right candidate to fill your open position and now it’s time to check references. What’s the best way to get the information you need? Should you ask each person the same questions? What do you read—if anything—into the tone of their voice? And how do you overcome the fact that so many companies only allow you to talk to HR and confirm the most basic information?

What the Experts Say
Checking references is often seen as one small piece of the hiring protocol—the final motion to go through before you extend a formal offer to a candidate. But viewing reference checks as a formality is a mistake, according to Priscilla Claman, the president of Career Strategies, a Boston-based consulting firm and a contributor to the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Job. “You can’t rely on your hunch,” she says. “Even though you’re right 90% of the time, the 10% that you’re wrong”—if, say, a candidate has vastly overstated his qualifications or has other professional skeletons in his closet—“can be very damaging.” Worst-case scenarios aside, reference checking often yields “vital” information about the candidate, says Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, a senior adviser at global executive search firm Egon Zehnder and most recently the author of It’s Not the How or the What but the Who: Succeed by Surrounding Yourself with the Best. “Relevant external observers are in a better position to give you an accurate estimate of whether the candidate will be able to perform with regard to the specific circumstances and challenges” of your organization, he says. What’s more, they also provide perspective on the candidate’s “strengths and limitations” so that you can “support the person” once he’s hired. Here are some tips to make the most of reference checks.

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