References checklist

Published on: 15/12/2022

Checklist to follow for obtaining references when hiring. 

  1. Ideally, you should obtain references from current and past employers unless the applicant has not previously been employed, in which case a personal reference should be sought
  2. Consider who you should make your reference request to, paying particular attention to the type of job for which you are recruiting; you may need to contact a line manager if particular skills are required for the role, otherwise HR may be sufficient.