Professional Reference Checks

Reference Check adds to background screening

Professional references help organizations gain an additional level of information on their applicant, beyond what is listed on their resume, that can provide them greater insight to a person’s work ethic and abilities.

HireRight offers a standard and premium level reference check service to help expedite the process HR professionals must complete when screening an applicant. Both include the contacting of colleagues and coworkers to gauge the applicant’s capabilities and authenticate work history.

The standard check uses a traditional set of questions and/or customers can develop a custom list. HireRight’s premium service includes a more comprehensive, performance-based reference check that provides a 360-degree view of a candidate.

Key Benefits
  • Can provide insight into a candidate's work ethic and character
  • Can be used as another method of checking candidate integrity

The HireRight References Check adds to background screening, since former colleagues can often provide insight into a candidate’s work ethic and character, and can be used as another method of checking candidate integrity. During the reference check HireRight asks a series of standardized open-ended questions to the person provided as a reference by the candidate and then documents their responses.

  •  Can provide insight into a candidate's work ethic and character
  • Can be used as another method of checking candidate integrity

Key Features

  Standardized Reference Check Questions:

  • What was the working relationship you had with this person? Length of time worked with?
  • How would you describe their interpersonal skills?
  • What would you say motivated the individual most?
  • What would you say are their strongest attributes?
  • Would you rehire/recommend for rehire?
  • Is there anything you would like to add?