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Supervisor's Guide to Hiring Process


  • Reference Checking is the final opportunity to obtain important information about your applicants past performance. A minimum of two professional references should be sought (personal references are not as reliable). Contact with former supervisors is preferred as he/she will be able to offer the most direct assessment of the applicant's skills and abilities. Standard information should be gathered about dates of employment, title, attendance, overall performance and reason for leaving in addition to information about what skills make this person qualified for your position.
  • If you are having difficulty reaching a particular person listed as a reference inform your candidate as they may be able to offer a different contact or help in connecting you to the contact provided.
  • Reference information is considered confidential and should not be shared with the applicant.

Contact Kathy Miner (585.275.7045) with your comments, and questions about the Supervisor's Guide to Hiring Process.