The value of our Pink Flag when conducting references
As part of our Quality Standards, at JUST Checking Resources, we take pride in ensuring that references conducted are detailed, accurate and comprehensive and with the required information that will allow our clients and their management teams to make an educated decision when hiring.
As a direct result of our team’s expertise, when conducting the reference interviews, we are able to gain specific details and information about a candidate’s relevant work knowledge. These details include hard and soft skills required for the job as well as their previous responsibilities, performance, work habits and many other aspects of their overall work experience and personal attributes that will align with the job they are applying for. One of the things that we have learned over the years is that many times we come across candidates who although have great skills and attributes to offer and have been identified by a referee as someone with a great deal of potential, they may still need to continue to develop certain skills, usually the softer skills, i.e. overall communication, organizational and/or prioritizing skills.
In cases like this, our team of experts are able to probe to get at the core of what these “need for further development” skills may be. In turn we are compelled to “pink flag” and alert our valued clients and partners that there are specific areas where they can mentor and/or coach candidates to be the best they can be, once they join their company.
This is a service that JUST Checking Resources is proud to provide to all our clients as part of the HR “full service” partnership with them.
by Rita Do Canto, Health Service Division Account Manager