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A Reference Check Double Standard

Recently, I was asked how I felt about requiring applicants, whom an organization wishes to hire, to provide three individual references.  These three would be asked to vouch for the applicant's work-related performance.  This was asked in light of the fact that this hiring organization has a reference neutral policy, i.e., they only provide dates of employment, position title, and, if the former employee authorizes it, his/her salary.   Isn't this a double standard?

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