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You have placed the ad, interviewed the candidates,
selected your favorite, made the offer and they
accepted. Done...right? Not so fast. The most
commonly under-utilized step is the reference
check. Keep in mind that studies show that up to
25% of information on a candidate's resume is false.
The most commonly bogus section? Education.
Educational references are the easiest to verify.
Most institutions only require a social security
number and name and respond within 24 hours.
Begin your reference checking with this because it
will save you the most time.