Many managers and recruiters don't enjoy this part of the job. Many say they don't have time. And many don't really know how to go about checking references. I personally am a big fan of reference checking. My questions are difficult and require a lot of thought from the people I talk to. My goal is to gain a true portrait of what my candidate has done to make a difference in the bottom line of the companies he or she has worked for. The way his or her references respond- how quickly, how in-depth, and of course, how favorably - tells me what kind of respect my candidate has gained from others in a professional environment.
This is a great article for employers, touching on some important tips regarding Reference Checking. I hope you find it useful.
Four Employment Reference Checking Tips for Managers
I found this video and thought it was a perfect addition to our post on References! It's hilarious- enjoy!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Virtualization has gone from IT buzzword to IT staple, so it's vital for networking professionals to understand how server virtualization and networks affect each other.
Quitting a job is never easy. Career changes are tough enough and the anxieties of leaving a comfortable job, friends and environment for an unknown opportunity can easily cloud anyone's judgment. But what should you do when your current employer "muddies the waters" even more by asking you to stay.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Employers: Achieving Work-Life Balance for Your Employees- Are You Making Room in Your Organization?
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Although in today's economy hiring managers have the advantage of an overflowing applicant pool, it still remains a daily challenge to attract and retain top talent. Read on and learn more about how you can be on top of your game in this informative article:
So if, as an IT professional, you do receive a counteroffer, what is going on in the head of the employer? Here are a few motivating factors they might be responding to:
Friday, September 10, 2010