Reference Check Policy

Businessman looking at paperworkInterestingly enough this is one of those policies that applies to the employee when they become the former employee, as it describes the company policy / practice for providing professional references on former employees. It’s a simple policy, usually stating that the company only will provide confirmation of dates of employment, possibly confirm title, and little else. The problem is that too many “unofficial / between you and me” references occur that violate the policy, resulting in lots of litigation.

Review this policy, ensuring it matches your practice… and then reinforce the policy guideline with your management team.