Do you check references before hiring a new employee?
Hiring the wrong person can be detrimental to an employer, especially when local market knowledge is limited. For example, when Regional HQs of multinational companies hire an Azerbaijani for critical roles, or when local companies in Azerbaijan hire senior expatriates, some candidates may exaggerate their credentials, experience and achievements in an effort to stand out above the competition. Often, employers may not detect false information on a candidate’s application.
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Reference check is absolutely essential to verify a candidate's background. In addition to a factual investigation of education, employment dates and job titles, our reference covers obtaining hands-on feedback about a candidate’s hard and soft skills, strengths and weaknesses, reason of departure, potential, attitude, relationship with team members of different levels, leadership, integrity, real involvement in and impact on the accomplishments indicated in the resume. Reference check through T&I Consultancy is an important tool to mitigate the risk of making a bad hiring decision. Reference checks conducted by our experienced recruiter via direct phone calls with former supervisors, managers, peers and subordinates can provide sufficient material for making a right decision. Upon completion T&I Consultancy provides a confidential Reference Report.