Checking references is typically seen as something we do as a matter of course as part of the hiring process. Some employers do so before making a final offer, while many make an offer and make it contingent upon the reference check.
However, there are actually quite a few pros and cons to the entire reference-checking process. Let’s take a look.
Checking Employee References: Pros
Here are some of the benefits of checking references in advance of employment for a new applicant: