Sample Reference Check Guide

Conducting a thorough reference check is a critical step in the hiring process. Reference checks should include (where applicable) a check of past employers (to include, as appropriate, past supervisors, peers, subordinates, customers, etc.), educational degrees, and any license credentials. Reference checks should also be done for transferring UCLA employees, which may include a review of the employee's personnel file. The link to the right is a very basic sample reference check form. For positions designated as "critical," a criminal background check, including fingerprinting, may be required. In this case, the job offer will be contingent on the successful completion of the background check.

Your Employment Consultant can assist you with the development of a custom form for your particular recruitment.

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