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Employee referencing document library

Declaration of consent to reference form template

When to use it

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.

Declaration of consent to reference



I give my consent to [your Company name] to approach you for the purpose of obtaining current or previous employment reference information or

The full Declaration of consent to reference form template will be available once purchased.

Reviewed 19 November 2020

Employee referencing explained

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.