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Employee referencing guide launched


A guide to employee referencing, which aims to helps businesses reduce costs and risk of legal action, has been launched this week.

The Good Referencing Guide, by HR tecnology firm refero – and published in association with legal experts Field Seymour Parkes – informs all types of organisations on how to manage references efficiently and effectively to help speed up the process and prevent fraud.

“Employers run the risk of legal action when they prepare references for departing employees that are inaccurate, misleading and/or motivated by malice, and such legal action can costs employers thousands, not to mention the damage to their reputation,” warned Henry Chuks, managing director of refero.

The guide also outlines the impact of all relevant legislation on the referencing process; what employers need to know when preparing referencings; and how new technology can help in reducing costs and preventing reference fraud.

Helen Reynolds, acting chief executive officer for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, said: “References are a key element of the recruitment process, and it is important to get them right. Initiatives like the refero Good Referencing Guide help to ensure that employers understand best practice in this vital area.”

To download a free copy of the guide, visit:

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