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Should I Ignore A Bad Reference?

Question: As a hiring manager, I believe that reference checks can sometimes lessen the chances of making a bad hire. However, when is it wise to ignore a bad reference?

Answer: While you can never completely eliminate the risk of bad hires, references can help you make a more informed decision as they provide insight into an applicant’s strengths, weaknesses and past experiences. That said, there are times when you should think twice before taking someone’s feedback at face value, particularly when:

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