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This form may be printed for use in the Recruitment Process
Forward the completed Reference Check Form to the Employment & Compensation Services Office to document this discussion.
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Before you begin asking questions indicate that Saginaw Valley State University has obtained a signed release which authorizes the reference to honestly respond to these questions.
Explain the position he/she is a candidate for.
How do you know him/her? Did you ever work with him/her? How long?
If working relationship, what was his/her job, and where was it?
What was his/her quality and quantity of work like?
Did he/she follow safety procedures?
How did he/she get along with other employees?
How did he/she get along with customers?
How did he/she get along with supervisors?
Did he/she take direction and constructive criticism well?
How did he/she affect other people?
Did he/she exhibit supervisory skills?
How many subordinates and what sort of positions did he/she supervise?
What sort of management style did he/she use?
What was his/her attendance and punctuality like?
Did he/she have any problems with his/her supervisor or any subordinates?
If so, please explain them.
What were his/her performance evaluations like?
How did he/she compare to others in similar positions? (on a scale of 1-10)
What are his/her technical skills and knowledge of (type of work or area of employment)
Does he/she work well independently? As a member of a team?
What are his/her top three strengths? What are three weaknesses?
In what areas or what skills can he/she improve?
Evaluate his/her speaking, teaching, presentation skills:
Has he/she displayed leadership skills? Explain.
What would you say are his/her major accomplishments? Why?
Evaluate the following:
How do you rate his/her character (honesty, integrity, work ethic, and attitude)?
Do you know how he/she handles change?
Do you know why he/she left his last position?
Would you hire him/her again? Would you work for him/her? Why or why not?
Do you know anyone else that we can contact as a reference for him/her?
Is there anything else we should know about him/her?