I don't mean to be contrarian, (or maybe I do) but does asking for references still add value to the hiring process? 

It's been said, that a good person doesn't need references and it won't help a bad one! Kidding aside, I understand the importance of verifying a candidate's previous employment experience. 

However, how many times in your career has a potential new hire provided you with references that didn't work out? Have you received a bad reference? Why would a candidate provide one?

In this post , we explore the value of references and consider strategies to determine a candidate's fitness for a role.  

Victoria James
Victoria James Executive Search, Inc.
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