Employment User's Guide
is the final opportunity to obtain important information
about your applicants past performance. A minimum of two professional
references should be sought (personal references are not as reliable).
Contact with former supervisors is preferred as he/she
will be able to offer the most direct assessment of the applicant's
skills and abilities. Standard information should be gathered about
dates of employment, title, attendance, overall performance
and reason for leaving in addition to information about what
skills make this person qualified for your position.
If you are having difficulty reaching a particular person listed
as a reference inform your candidate as they may be able to offer
a different contact or help in connecting you to the contact provided.
Reference information is considered confidential and need not be
shared with the applicant. For further assistance contact your
HR Liaison or HR Field Office Representative
(585.275.7045) with your comments, suggestions and questions about the
Employment User's Guide.