Reference checks are a critical step in the hiring process. Every hiring expert will agree that you should always check a candidate's references before making a hiring decision or extending an offer of employment. While an application, resume and interview will provide you with valuable information about a candidate's employment history and performance, the reference check helps you verify that the information is both complete and accurate. Garda provides several levels of references designed to suit your specific needs. All references and reports can be customized to address your requirements.
Our standard references encompass the major elements regarding employment, including dates, occupation, hard and soft skills, interpersonal skills, behavior, and reason for leaving. The questionnaires used may be customized to suit your specific needs and the position you are hiring for. References are checked nationally, internationally.
An in-depth investigative reference includes all standard reference questions as well as additional specific details to the most appropriate skill sets based on the position applied for. This report is recommended when promoting or hiring at a senior level and provides indications on how to best manage, coach, or supervise an employee. References are checked nationally or internationally.
All reference checks offer insight into the candidate's reliability, competency , integrity and help to predict future behavior. Past employers, especially managers, can provide valuable information for you to take into consideration when evaluating how the candidate might perform in your organization. Checking references can protect you from making a poor hiring decision. Most importantly, reference checks help you identify the best match for the position.
- We have the know-how to ask the right questions
- We help you save time by doing all follow-ups for you
- Our investigators have HR backgrounds
- We allow you complete objectivity in your hiring process