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The Reference Checking Process


Verification checks are critical.

It is important to understand the distinction between reference checking, employment verification and personal references. Any employer is going to be interested in knowing how the applicant they are interested in hiring performed in their past job. HR managers often feel that details on a potential new employee’s past work performance is a telltale sign on how they will work for the new company. Any information that can be obtained is helpful in making a decision, though getting that information isn’t always easy. This white paper reviews why during the reference check process, even if all you get is the verification of employment dates and job titles, the past employer phone calls are still important for safe hiring.



Lester S. Rosen, Esq.

Lester S. Rosen, Esq.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)

  • Attorney, Founder, and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of background screening and due diligence in hiring
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on background screening
  • Regular speaker at national and statewide HR Conferences
  • Author of The Safe Hiring Manual and The Safe Hiring Audit
  • Chairperson of the steering committee that founded the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), the professional trade organization for the background screening industry, where he was elected to the first board of directors and served as the first co-chairman in 2004 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019
  • J.D. degree, University of California at Davis School of Law; graduate, Phi Beta Kappa honors, UCLA
  • Can be contacted at 888-999-4474, [email protected], https://twitter.com/esrcheck or https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesterrosen/

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