When you are looking to fill an open position at your Box, do you always check the references of candidates you’re seriously considering?
With how stressed everyone is for time nowadays, the answer to that question is probably no.
This could be a huge mistake. Although it may seem like a waste of time if you already feel great about a candidate, checking references can provide great insight into their working habits, how well they work on a team, strengths and weaknesses, and other crucial info that can indicate how well they’ll do the job you’re potentially hiring them to do.
Here are some questions to ask the people listed as their references.
If you’re on the fence about a candidate, checking references could give you the extra info needed to determine if this person is worth hiring. Or if you’re already feeling great about a candidate, it can make that decision to hire even easier.
Here are some red flags to watch out for when checking references:
References are a great tool in the hiring process, so use them. Otherwise, you may find yourself trying to fill an open spot once again a few months down the road.