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Great Questions for References When Hiring

Work Place Conduct

How professional was the candidate in his responsiveness to your requests as an employer?

How respectful was the candidate in his interactions with peers?

How professional was the candidate in his interactions with stakeholders?
 
How well did the candidate manage conflict?
 
How effective was the candidate in soliciting feedback from coworker’s on project direction, quality, or scope?
 
In what way did the candidate bring value to the workplace environment?
 
How effectively did the candidate perform on a team?

Adaptability 
 
How adaptive was the candidate to process changes?

To what extent did the candidate seek additional training to stay abreast of industry or company changes?
 
How capable was the candidate with learning new software?

Productivity
 
How productive was the candidate in your employment relative to his peers?

How would you characterize the quality of the candidate's work?
 
To what extent did the candidate demonstrate initiative?
 
To what extent did the candidate seek additional responsibilities?
 
Overall Performance
 
Why did the candidate leave his position?
 
Would you rehire the candidate?
 
To what extent did the candidate improve processes or introduce best practices into the team he worked on?
 
What was the candidate’s greatest strength?
 
What was the candidate’s greatest weakness?
 
 
  

  

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