West Clermont Local School District
Administrative Guidelines
 

4120D - CHECKING REFERENCES OF APPLICANTS

The following procedure is to be used when conducting a check of references submitted by an applicant:

 A.Prior to any reference checking, the applicant is to be asked to sign a waiver and a release granting the District permission to contact any person listed as a reference as well as any other person who may be familiar with the applicant's previous job performance or suitability for employment.

 B.Make telephone (not mail) contact with at least three (3) references. (see Form 4120D F2)

 C.Prior to contacting the reference, review AG 4120C regarding questions not to ask.

 D.Confine questions to the applicant's suitability for employment work performance, including interpersonal skills. Ask "would you hire ________________ again?" or "would you want to work with ________________ again?". Ask the reference to give specific examples of what the applicant did well and/or to rate the applicant on various aspects of the job for which the person is applying.

 E.Take notes of each reference contact, including time and date of the call and the reference's name and position. Maintain a written summary of the comments for later use.

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