Podcast: How structuring your reference checks increases your hiring accuracy

Podcasts, On demand Emelie Dahl

How reliable are reference checks? That depends on how you conduct them. On this episode of How We Hire, we speak to , a researcher for Refapp, a digital reference-checking platform. Carl plays a vital role in improving reference checking and applying digital tools and science to make this often overlooked process more efficient and fair. In this episode, Carl-Johan shares his knowledge and insights on how to make reference checking a reliable, useful process for employers wishing to improve their hiring accuracy.

Key takeaways:

  • Should candidates nominate their referees?
  • Gender biases in reference checking and how to minimise this risk
  • How to achieve structure with reference checking
  • What questions to ask and which to avoid- when running a check

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