What different types of References/Background Checks Should be included in the Hiring Process

Applicant  Reference Checking

What different types of reference/background checks should be included in the hiring process? Pros/cons of each?

Instruction for the paper

For each of the strategic human resource management issues studied the students will individually conduct research and write a one-page summary of the topic (typed) and answers to the proposed questions about the topic

The issue papers should generally follow this outline:


Summary/ Definition:

Critical Issues (or Pros/Cons if appropriate):

Proposed Policy/ practice:

References: (5-8) Reference Citation Examples:

Article: Keith Allred, “The High Cost of Low Trust,” Negotiation Vol. 7 (June 2004), p.1-4.

Book: R. Fisher, W. Ury, B. Patton, Getting to Yes, 2nd. Ed. (New York: Penguin Books, 1991), p. 6-10.

Web: BusinessWeek (www.businessweek.com/managing/content/) accessed Jan.12, 2009

Resource List

Students may find the following online resources useful as well as others.

  1. Society for Human Resource Management ( www.shrm.org)
  2. Workforce Online (www.workforceonline.com)
  3. HR Focus (www.amanet.org)
  4. HR Today (www.hrtoday.com)
  5. Towers Perrin (www.towers.com)
  6. Business Week (www.businessweek.com)
  7. U.S. Department of Labor (www.dol.gov)
  8. American Society for Training and Development (www.astd.org)
  9. Families and Work Institute (www.familiesandwork.org)
  10. Employer Law Report (www.employerlawreport.com)
  11. United States Office of Personnel Management (www.opm.gov)
  12. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov)
  13. Forbes (www.forbes.com)
  14. Inflection HR (www.inflectionhr.com)
  15. HR Hero (www.hrhero.com)
  16. HR Specialist (www.thehrspecialist.com)
  17. Business Management Daily (www.businessmanagementdaily.com)
  18. Salary.com (www.salary.com)
  19. Human Resource Policy (www.case.ed)