5 Steps for Conducting Effective Reference Calls
Ariana Moon is a Senior Recruiter at Greenhouse—and a proud one at that! She partners with hiring managers across all teams at Greenhouse to learn what they do and help them hire the best people for their teams. Outside of work, she dedicates her time to Latin dancing and loves exploring her physical limits almost as much as she loves eating sweets.
Reference calls. Probably not the most thrilling part of an interview process, but when conducted thoughtfully, they can provide invaluable insight that you just can’t get through interviews and background checks.
These days, reference calls are often dismissed as an outdated and highly biased part of a screening process, which is understandable given that references are hand-picked to say the most wonderful things about your candidate. To extract the most value from these conversations, our Recruiting team decided to use a similar approach to reference calls as we do to interviews—we added some structure!
Read on for the 5 steps we take to make the most out of our reference calls at Greenhouse!Read more