Written by Geoff Newman

Geoff Newman was the pioneer of the online recruitment agency and has enjoyed a successful career within the recruitment industry. He is a thought-leader within the resourcing industry with several articles published in the Financial Times, BBC, Personnel Today etc. Not afraid to challenge convention with a much better alternative, his unique perspective and innovative solutions are now common industry practice.

Effective Reference Checking For Prospective Employees

The past can predict the future, but uncovering a candidate’s true employment history can be difficult and most companies get it wrong.

Download this concise 2-page guide that quickly explains:

  • How to identify at interview potential problems with past employers.
  • Why you should always collect telephone references and how to prepare for them.


Whilst this guide is not intended to offer legal guidance, it includes up-to-date advice about confidentiality and what to do if a referee refuses to give a reference.

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