How to Perform Effective Employment Reference Checks

A tutorial workshop for small business owners

Do you feel like there is a beacon just calling all the lemon employees to your business? If you've ever thought there must be a way to know what kind of employee an applicant will be before you hire them, you're absolutely right. There is a way. The secret weapon is employment reference checks. In this 35 minute workshop, I will teach you how to perform effective reference checks and how to incorporate this secret weapon into your recruitment process so you can put an end to your hiring nightmares. It doesn't matter if you've done employment reference checks in the past or have no idea what they are, this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn:

  • The Purpose of Employment Reference Checks: There are many reasons why employment checks are good tool to include in your small business recruitment process. We will break down what you can achieve through consistently performing employment reference checks.
  • The Types of Reference Checks Available for Your Arsenal: We'll talk about the different kinds of reference of checks you may want to perform. You also discover when each type may be more appropriate for your hiring goals and candidate background.
  • Steps to Take Before Doing The Employment Reference Check: I'll walk you through every step you need to take to prepare for conducting employment reference checks. We'll talk about when to perform the reference check in your recruitment process and things you need to have in place before making the call.
  • How to Conduct the Employment Reference Check: You will learn a three step process to conducting effective reference checks. Plus I will share with you tips and things to expect when making your call so you can be prepared.


You'll also receive 4 awesome + time saving bonuses. When you purchase this workshop you'll also receive:

  • An Employment Reference Check Authorization Form
  • An Employment Reference Check Form
  • A Character Reference Check Form

PLUS video training on how to use each form. These bonus forms download in MS Office format.

Usage: Your user license allows for use within your business operations. It does not allow for sharing, reselling or re-purposing of any kind. If you have a need beyond this license please send an email to: [email protected] for additional permissions.

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Your Instructor

Amanda Whetstone
Amanda Whetstone

Amanda has a passion for human resources and business. Even more so she loves sharing her knowledge with small business owners. Her focus is to help business owners and managers accomplish epic things through people. When she's not teaching, you'll find her running half marathons, spoiling her niece and nephew or baking something amazing in the kitchen. Follow her everywhere on social at @workplaybook.

Course Curriculum

  The Workshop: How to Perform Effective Employment Reference Checks
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  Resources: All the forms demonstrated in the workshop
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the workshop start and finish?
The workshop starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online workshop - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the workshop?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this workshop for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I' change my mind about taking this workshop?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you have second thoughts about your purchase, be sure to contact us BEFORE viewing the workshop or downloading any materials and we will give you a full refund. Please be advised that since this is an information product and delivery of knowledge cannot be reversed, once the material is accessed, we will not issue refunds.

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