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I received an email press release recently with the headline “A professor who has reviewed thousands of job references says former bosses do not honor corporate policy.” It’s an interesting read worth checking out. The article reminded me that individuals and organizations need to think about their role in the employment reference process.
Just to be clear, I don’t view employment references the same as background checks. A background check is often related to the job. For example, if I’m applying for a position that will involve driving a company vehicle, it makes