The conventional wisdom in HR is that reference checking doesn’t work, that it’s next to impossible to get a call-back—much less get past a reference’s legal concerns.
But automated reference checking (ARC) works. It combines what we have learned from research in psychology with advances in online assessment technology.
It brings the reference check back to life in a form that provides much better candidate data—and provides it much more easily than the old phone-based model.
Let’s look at the three primary reasons ARC works better than antiquated reference checking practices.