Formal referencing is often required once an offer has been made to, and accepted by, a candidate. We offer structured, formal referencing with named referees and produce clear, concise and pertinent reference reports following an offer of employment. This service can be used in conjunction with search, or as a stand-alone service.
Often informal referencing is more highly-valued by the potential employer. Informal referencing involves taking discreet and usually confidential soundings from industry peers or stakeholders of the employer, whether internal or external. The candidate does not nominate the referees, and the confidential nature of the exercise normally means the referee is more open and forthcoming about the candidate. Informal referencing is commonplace, and particularly valuable when making very senior or sensitive hires.