What Are Your Challenges?

A recent survey of some businesses in Muskoka showed that 74% of employers find dealing with reference checks a particular challenge.

What are your thoughts?

Any tips or advice that you can share may help others that are having trouble.

We will start…..here at Muskoka Staffing – when we do reference checks, we ensure that we follow a checklist of questions (catered towards the specific job that we are recruiting for) to ensure no vital information is missed and that the same questions are asked each time.


  • Anonymous on July 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm said:

    LOL! I love the references that you get from some people and after they give them to you they add :
    “I can give you these, but they probably won’t say anything good about me.” People need to realize they should only give references that have been contacted and will give good references.

  • Anonymous on July 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm said:

    I find reference checking frustrating at times because some employers will only confirm employment and that’s it. It’s pretty tough to make a good hiring decision based on employment dates! Feedback would be appreciated!