It’s Not You, It’s Me: 7 Reasons Why Former Bosses Give Bad References

Jan. 11, 2016
As many as half of former bosses are giving negative references or offering negative commentary when contacted about former employees.

While 2016 is slated to be the year of new jobs, better jobs and upgrading careers, employees should remember that job references play a crucial role in this quest for career betterment.

Many of us are aware that a former employer is only supposed to offer limited information about previous employees. While the track record of corporate human resources representatives usually is (but not always) consistent with this policy, it is a different story when former supervisors are contacted.

About the Author

Sandy Smith

Sandy Smith is the former content director of EHS Today, and is currently the EHSQ content & community lead at Intelex Technologies Inc. She has written about occupational safety and health and environmental issues since 1990.

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