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In the Age of Virtual Hiring, Remember the Reference Call

Sin See Ho/Alamy Stock Photo Making a call to conduct a telephone reference check on a potential employee
The modern candidate experience leans virtual. It’s a process that, in the words of HireLogic Chief Marketing Officer Rich Mendis, is high volume and low touch.

In some instances, the process has undergone heavy automation as companies introduced on-demand interviews, skills assessments and job simulations. 

Fast, automated hiring may eliminate certain steps from the traditional recruiting process. But that’s not necessarily a good thing, Mendis told HR Dive in an interview. Take, for instance, the reference call. “It’s pretty important, especially these days,” Mendis said. “It’s a good practice to do your due diligence.” 

For more information and to read key takeaways, visit HR Dive, our sister publication, to read the original article

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