Should the recruitment process start with reference checks?? - 2022 - Wattsnext Group

Should the recruitment process start with reference checks??

Should the recruitment process start with reference checks?? I asked myself this question after having experienced some frustrating recruitment scenarios in recent months!  The quandary is, what happens when you have gone through the timely process of reviewing, shortlisting and interviewing thinking you have the perfect candidate only to have the reference checks tell you you’re wrong?! So, doesn’t it …