How to Hire a New Employee: Checking References

Tina Buechler explains the ins and outs of hiring a new employee, including how to ensure you made the right decision by checking references.

Buechler mentions that employers often do not verify the applicants information with a reference. She has, in the past, discovered falsehoods from the interviewee and their reference and this candidate became disqualified for the position. Buechler gives some sample questions to ask the interviewees reference. What is rsum fraud?

How can the assumption that a reference will only say positive things about an applicant lead to negligent hiring? Are references a strong predictor of future performance?