Legal Effective Reference

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More than 80% of organizations check references - at a cost of $10 to $100 each. Yet employers still can be in legal jeopardy because they hired unqualified or dangerous individuals. The problem? More than two-thirds of the reference checkers can't obtain sufficient information about their applicants. Wendy Bliss provides practical guidance about the realities, legalities and practicalities of giving and getting references. She discusses setting minimum screening requirements and knowing when to investigate further. She shows how to provide substantive references, while reducing the risk of legal jeopardy. In "Making the Call" she even walks you through getting information by phone and evaluating it. The book is filled with practical advice and sample forms, policies, and procedures. There are "tip lists" for giving and getting references; clear, short definitions of legal terms such as "defamation". There is a full chapter on working with and evaluating outside screening firms. A Reference-Checking Program Design Worksheet and sample list of pre-employment screening firms round out this practical guide. Contents include: Realities
Practicalities: Giving References
Practicalities: Getting References Yourself
Practicalities: Getting References with Help from the Pros
Practicalities: Reference Checking in Your Organization
Answers to "Test Your Knowledge of Legal Issues
References: A European Perspective
A Sample Listing of Firms Providing Pre-employment Screening Services

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NameLegal Effective Reference
AuthorWendy Bliss
Published Year2001
Page Count136