One of the key elements in the hiring process is
-checking. The reference check is designed to give a 360-degree view of the candidate.
As our Background Specialist, Gail
has written on our blog before, "A misconception about conducting church background checks is that they are intended to 'dig up dirt' on a potential hire. This is not the case. The process of conducting church background checks are intended for you to get to know your potential new team member better and gain clarity on whether they would be a good fit for your team or not."
If you find yourself listed as a reference as a former or current employer, supervisor, or manager, there are some steps you can take to be prepared.
If you're a hiring manager who conducts background checks regularly, download our guide to effective ministry reference checks.
Here are 6 helpful tips to help you maneuver the upcoming reference call: