What would you recommend be written in a reference for a prospective employer?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 1 June 2010
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There is no absolute requirement to provide a reference in respect of a former employee. In many instances, employers simply provide a brief statement of employment which sets out details of the employee’s position and period of employment and does not include any opinion as to the employee’s capability.

If an employer decides to provide a reference in respect of a former employee, then it is extremely important that it is true, fair and accurate, both in a general sense and in a specific sense. The reference must not be misleading. If, for example, an employer were to give a false reference then the employer could potentially be sued by a subsequent employer where that employer suffers

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