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Recruitment document package

Employee referencing document library

4 templates

A reference is sought when an employee is applying for a position at a company. It is used to ascertain the employee's abilities, work ethic and experience from a previous employer.

What's included in this library?

References are an incredibly important factor of recruitment for one main reason; they validate (or not) what the candidate has put on their CV and told you during selection.

All references must be fair and accurate. They should be used as a supplement to an interview, and will only come into play if they contradict what the candidate says at the interview.

Contrary to popular belief, an employer can give a bad reference and include details if an employee was dismissed, as long as there is evidence to back up the statement, such as warning letters or appraisal notes.

🗎 Declaration of consent to reference form template ➜

If you are requesting a reference for a new joiner from a previous employer, the new joiner must give you authorisation to approach their former employer to share their personal details to you.

🗋 Reference received acknowledgement letter template ➜

This document is used where the Company wishes to acknowledge receipt of a reference given by another Company or individual, concerning a new joiner.

🗎 Reference request form template ➜

This form can be sent standalone to a referee nominated by the new employee, or alongside a cover letter.

🗋 Reference request letter template ➜

This letter is to be used when writing to a referee nominated by a job applicant.