These days it is incredibly easy to fake a reference. For the last few months I have delved, dived and immersed myself in the world of fake references to find out just how prevalent they are and the potential damage that they can, and have, caused.
You have just held an interview and are about to make a job offer for that all important role, but first, you take a quick peep at the applicant’s social media channels. What a great way to get to know the candidate right? Stop. This can be a risky business.
As an employer, you don’t legally have to provide references, however, if a member of your staff is moving on, why wouldn’t you want to give them a helping hand, especially if they have served you well. But when an employer is taking too long with their response, it can be agonisingly painful for the candidate who is eagerly waiting to start their