Reference Check Form for Prospective Employees

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This Reference Check for Prospective Employee contains all the questions necessary to obtain a job reference for an applicant. This form can easily be modified to fit your needs and can be emailed to the reference for his or her input.

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This Reference Check for Prospective Employee contains all the information you need in order to make a thorough check of an applicant's references. This form contains the name of the candidate, identity and contact information for the reference and questions which may be asked of the reference. These inquiries include a description of the applicant's attitude toward his/her job, number of absences, duties and responsibilities and would the reference hire the individual again. It is imperative that a prospective employer check all references to ensure that the right person is hired for the job. This Reference Check for Prospective Employer can be emailed to the reference for their input and can easily be modified to meet your unique needs and situation.

This Reference Check for Prospective Employer contains:
  • Applicant/Reference Information: Names of the job applicant and references (personal or business) and relevant contact information;
  • Employment: Dates of commencement and termination of applicant's employment;
  • Questions: Numerous questions which can lawfully be asked of the reference including the applicant's job responsibilities, his or her work attitude and the number of work absences.

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State Law Compliance: This form complies with the laws of all states
Number of Pages4
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#28574
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Reference Check for Prospective Employee




Candidate's Name
Reference Name
Reference Company
Reference Tel
Date of Commencement of Employment
Date of Termination of Employment
What was your working relationship to him/her?
How would you describe him/her duties and responsibilities?
Comparing him/her to other secretaries you have known, would you rate him/her as average, below average, or above average?
What kind of work do you think is best suited to him/her abilities?
What do you consider him/her greatest weaknesses?
How would you rate him/her of work effort?
Was he/she difficult to motivate?
What motivated him/her most on the job?  Money?  Recognition?  Competition with others?
Did he/she require more direction than other staff members?
What contact did he/she have with your clients?
How would you describe him/her skills in dealing with clients?
How did he/she get along with other staff members?
Did he/she have any “clashes” with others?
Was he/she required at times to work overtime?
If so, how did he/she respond?
How much time did he/she miss from work?
Was that more than most staff members?
Was he/she often late for work?
Did family problems, financial problems or other personal problems affect his/her work?
How would you describe him/her attitude in general towards the firm and him/her job?
Why did he/she leave your firm?
Would you rehire him/her?
What did you personally think about him/her?
Is there any advice you can give us as him/her prospective new employee?
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