How to Spot a Problem Reference

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When you request a reference from a past employer for someone you're about to hire it will give a limited amount of information. This article will highlight ways of spotting the words between the lines and what you may need to do to avoid hiring someone who may not be suited to your workplace.


Rachael R.

Rachael R.

Dorchester, England, United Kingdom

I have a background in healthcare which includes nursing, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, programme management and commissioning in the UK health setting. I also write for the travel and leisure industry and am a walking guidebook author.

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