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Chrm Message From: vishalb Total Posts: 49 Join Date: 14/08/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 04/07/2010 00:47:33 Points: 245 Location: United States

Dear All,

Will anyone share some notes on the refrence check and request anyone to know wat are the questions to be asked and wat not be asked???

This will help the junior level people to know about the same!!!!

Thanks and Regards

Vishal Bachani

Chrm Message From: smitaa Total Posts: 32 Join Date: 14/08/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 04/07/2010 00:49:00 Points: 160 Location: United States

Hi Venkat,

Below is the reference check form, which we generally used for our candidates.

Hope it will give you an idea on reference check.

REFERENCE CHECK FORM

Name of candidate: ___________________________Date:_______

Position applied for: __________________________________________________________

Referee’s name:______________Company ___________

Contact number: ___________________

1. How long have you known him/her? __-_______ Years ________ Months
In what capacity? (Manager/supervisor? Colleague? Social acquaintance? For the purposes of the reference check, it is important that the referee previously supervised, or had direct responsibility for the person).

2. I understand that he/she worked with your company as a _Senior Software Enginerr___ (position) from __/__/__ to ___/___/___, and he/she left your employ due to ________________________________________________________________________

Are these details correct? If not, please advise. -
______________________Yes__________________________________________________

3. What were his/her main responsibilities?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. How would you describe his/her overall work performance – Excellent, Good, Average or Poor? Why?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5. Are there any specific areas where the person excelled? (list)
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

6. Are there any specific areas where improvement was required? (list)
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7. Did he/she have any excessive sick leave or other unplanned absences whilst working for you? If ‘yes’, please provide further details.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

8. Were there any issues pertaining to punctuality? If ‘yes’, please provide further details.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

9. How would you describe his/her ability to get along with peers and management? (Probe as necessary)
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

10. Are you aware of any outside of work activities that may affect his/her ability to undertake this job?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

11. Are you aware of any financial difficulties faced by him/her? If ‘yes’, please provide further details.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

12. Would you re-employ this person if you were given the opportunity? If ‘no’, why not?
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Comments
Received positive feedback. The referee was quite open in discussing issues and has clearly stated that the candidate would definitely be an asset to any organization that he joins. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of reference checker:

 
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