“Can’t afford it,” common reference-checking excuse (Letter to the editor)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/01/2001

Well done regarding the reference/background-check article. (Editorial, April 23.) Some things ring more true than others and that was on the nose.

I would like to offer the perspective of a pre-employment screening firm.

Human resource representatives typically tell us: “We know what we are doing and we can’t justify spending money for hiring.”