Are you an early adopter? This marketing term that defines a set group of individuals that are willing to jump in also applies to job seekers. They're the people that are shouting from the pool "Come on in, the water's fine!" Are these thoughts running through your mind?
Reference checks on a potential hire can either be a routine matter to complete their file or a way to resolve any concerns that the hiring team might have. It all comes down to your approach. Below are examples of questions that can provide some insight. The example questions are in bold type, and the explanation for each one is located directly below it.