Meenakshi Dutta
Sr. Executive
Aam Ka Hr, Nimbu Ka Hr
Associate Manager- Recruitment
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Dear All,
Pls help me ref. check. Whn shud we do the ref check of a new joinee. After issuing a Letter of Intent or after his/her joining.
In our org we do this after the joining.
Looking forward for your thoughts.

From India, Sangrur
Hi Meenakshi,
Reference check can be done one the candidate accepts the offer and shares his willingness to join.
As an additional measure you can let him know over phone or person the reference check would be done before he joining your organisation.
Thanks and Regards

Dear Meenakshi,
It is the best interest of the company to conduct a reference check before the candidate joins a company. Reference check is always a pre joining formality.
Many companies do conduct these checks post joining, but the entire purpose of conducting such an activity is destroyed.

From India, Mumbai
Hi Venkat,
It means to be on safer shud be done before...he joins us. But when we'll do the ref check from his employeer...will that person gives positive or correct feedback.
Pls suggest..

From India, Sangrur
Hi Meenakshi,
We conduct recruitment drives in bulk. Therefore the best option here is outsource.
After shortlisting a candidate we provide his / her main details ie, two previous employer references & education certificates. These are verified for our regular employees.
The second set of employees have to undergo criminal check and therefore the need for a complete background verification.
After all these checks are passed then an offer is issued out to the candidate.
In case you doubt the feedback, you are free to get in touch with a higher authority or the HR person from the candidates previous employment to conduct a verification. This procedure is not illegal. Further outsourced companies offer this as a value add.

From India, Mumbai

I dont know why Organizations follow the procedure of ref check after giving the offer letter..imagine, all the wastage of time and money when after finishing all the procedure you get to know he or she is fake.. I have seen diff trends among companies..some do ref check, before HR Round..some do ref check after deciding upon what all candidates have to shortlisted, i.e, before giving them the offer letter..and also some do it later on..

But prevention is better than cure..The procedure i follow in my company is.. though employees already provide their ref no., but i hardly use that..i try to get the contact details of his company on my own..and randomly call up to know abt him..coz the phone no., he will give in all probabilities would have done a prior in order to avoid that i use no. taken from wesbite or directory..thats a fool proof check...before me, in our company we had outsouced this work to agencies..which used to do a strict background as well as professional check..

so..its ur call now!!

From India, Delhi
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