Matthews & Stephens Associates Employer Resource Guide: Reference Check - Manager Level

Employer Resource Guide

Reference Check - Manager Level

Note: please answer all questions and be as detailed as possible in your answers.
Candidate _______________________________ Date __________________
Reference Contact ____________________________ Title __________________
Company ___________________________________ Phone # _______________
What was your relationship with ____________? _______________________________
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When and for how long were you employed at the same facility?
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What was your function and what was _____________’s function?
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What were ________________’s major responsibilities?
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What would you say were ________________’s most important contributions (that
impacted the organization)?
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2. _____________________________________________________________________
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How many direct reports did _________________ have during this time? ____________
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How many indirect reports did ________________ have during this time? ____________

Describe _____________’s:
Communication skills: ____________________________________________________
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Management skills: _______________________________________________________
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Leadership skills: _________________________________________________________
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Work ethic: ______________________________________________________________
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Ability to adapt to change: __________________________________________________
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Ability to think strategically: ________________________________________________
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Spoken commitment vs. actual performance: ___________________________________
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Ability to handle stress/pressure: _____________________________________________
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Creativity/originating new ideas: ____________________________________________
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Level of integrity: ________________________________________________________
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How would you say ____________is at:
Policy Formulation: _______________________________________________________
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Selling his/her ideas: ______________________________________________________
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Leading teams: ___________________________________________________________
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Working in a team: ________________________________________________________
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Inspiring people: _________________________________________________________
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Multi-tasking: ___________________________________________________________
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What kind of example did ________________ set for his/her direct reports? __________
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On a scale of 1 to 9, how would you rate ______________’s performance? ___________
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How does ______________ compare to other people in his/her capacity (Rate on a scale
of 1 to 4 – 4 being the best)? ________________________________________________
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What are ________________’s three strengths?
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What are ________________’s weaknesses?
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2. _____________________________________________________________________
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Would you hire (re-hire) ____________ if you had the opportunity?
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Any last comments that would reflect on ______________, or any thoughts on his/her
abilities.
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Matthews & Stephens Associates, Inc.
1344 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Phone: 860.258.1995
Fax: 860.258.1998