Time to Rethink the Value of Traditional Candidate References, by Steve Lowisz
Masha Yudin stashed this in Recruitment
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"When speaking with provided references, I skip the questions about whether the candidate is a hard worker because I know what they are going to say. Instead, I try to always ask one question to candidate references: What do we need to be aware of to ensure that we create an environment that will help the candidate succeed?"
In my opinion that's the best question a hiring manager can ask.