Reference Checking for Everyone

Reference Checking for Everyone : How to Find Out Everything You Need to Know About Anyone

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Everyone's guide to protecting yourself from dishonest people, by the nation's most respected reference-check expert Unqualified hires, abusive nannies, delinquent renters, dishonest contractors today's dog-eat-dog world, what readers don't know about the people they depend on can definitely hurt them. Written in plain, jargon-free English by's reference expert, Reference Checking for Everyone tells managers, business owners, HR professionals, landlords, administrators, and even parents how to find everything they need to know about anyone. Paul Barada covers every aspect of personal intel-gathering with a wealth of easy-to-access information on: * Choosing the best employees, tenants, nannies, service providers, and other key people * Navigating the complex legal issues--includes a waiver form and lists of questions that can and cannot be asked legally * Getting information quickly to avoid slowing down the hiring or rental process * Exposing liars and dealing with dishonest candidates, renters, and others * Obtaining in-depth history, even when confronted with "no comment" policies
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 348g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0071423672
  • 9780071423670

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Avoid doing business with liars and deceivers, with the help of the nation's leading reference-checking expert

Whether you're hiring a CEO, a general contractor or a nanny, you're taking a risk. It's the nature of business. More people than you might realize go to great lengths to misrepresent themselves. "Reference Checking for Everyone" helps you make sure the person you hire or take on as a tenant is not only trustworthy but is "the best "person for the job. This guide helps you to: Extract detailed histories from vague or misleading responses Filter fact from fiction--and deal with dishonest candidates Contend with legal issues, citing questions you can and cannot ask Make a well-informed, confident final hiring decision Use waivers that protect you legally during the reference-checking process

"Captures the what, why, how and when of comprehensive reference checks. Overlook this material at your own peril."--Dave Robertson, Vice President of Administration, Hillenbrand Industries "I don't know anybody who could better explain how real reference checking is supposed to be done than Paul Barada."--Mary Walls, PLD Manager, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

"[A] . . . practical and easy-to-read guide to everything you need to know on the subject. Finally, someone got it right!"--Roberta L. Gordon, AVP for Human Resources, Brown University
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About Paul Barada

Paul W. Barada is founder and president of Barada Associates, Inc., the nation's leading reference-checking company whose clients include Kellogg, Smithsonian Business Ventures, Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company, Navistar International and other major corporations. His articles on, provide expert advice on reference checking, salary negotiations, and other hiring issues. J. Michael McLaughlin is a professional writer based in Charleston, NC.
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