Take The Test

Test your knowledge and decide how well you understand Reference Checking Practices in Canada.
1. Your company decides not to hire a candidate due to a history of poor performance discovered from checking his references. This decision is made after making an offer to hire, conditional upon satisfactory references. Is your company liable? Yes  No
2. Your company requests a reference from a candidate's former employer when the candidate did not put forward that individual for a reference. Is your company at risk? Yes  No
3. As a former employer, are you required to provide a reference if requested? Yes  No
4. The best type of reference is your personal opinion, as it protects you and your organization against lawsuits. Correct  Incorrect
5. When supplying a reference, you should only communicate positive feedback in order to increase the former employee's chance of being hired. Correct  Incorrect
6. Are candidates less likely to misrepresent their achievements on a resume than during an interview? Yes  No
7. A former employee is having difficulty meeting the expectations of his or her new employer. Are you at risk if you did not provide accurate information to the new employer about the employee during a reference check? Yes  No
8. Can you reject a candidate for refusing to provide a reference from their current employer? Yes  No
9. A prospective employer does not consider a candidate for a position because the current employer refuses to give a reference. Is the current employer at risk? Yes  No
10. Under Canadian Human Rights legislation, you are discouraged from providing historic performance feedback on former employees. Correct  Incorrect
11. Your company has a policy against providing references. Is there any risk if a co-worker provides a personal reference? Yes  No
12. Will completing reference checks on prospective candidates eliminate risk when hiring? Yes  No

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