Reference Checking Your Prospective New Boss

Who's the Boss?
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Medical device employment and compensation have been frequent topics of mine over the past couple of years (see list below). It’s an important theme.

Today I’d like to talk about reference checking your prospective new boss. As a senior executive in the industry, I’ve hired many people for my companies – some more than once. As part of the hiring process, I always try to find colleagues in my network to provide references on the prospective hire. My goal is to build an outstanding team, and mistakes are costly. ¬†While I always ask candidates to provide references, I also like to check with colleagues not on that list.

Turnabout is fair play. Yet I’ve never had a prospective employee ask me for references. Why not? I’m happy to provide them.

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