Recruitment and Selection > Referencing document templates

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.

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Reference: acknowledgement of receipt from previous employer

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

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Reference: declaration of consent from ex-employee

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. Use this simple consent form to gain their approval.

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Reference: request for reference from previous employer (form)

This form can be sent standalone to a referee nominated by the new employee, or alongside a cover letter. It requests confirmation of dates of service and suitability for the role.

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Reference: request for reference from previous employer (letter)

This letter is to be used when writing to a referee nominated by a job applicant. The letter asks the referee to confirm the applicant's dates of employment and suitability for the role.

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