Job candidates are checking references on their potential employers

Globe and Mail – August 27, 2016; Virginia Galt

With summer vacations pretty much over, the September job shuffle begins.

The difference this Labour Day is that the hiring dynamics are changing. Employers find, increasingly, that top prospects are checking their references.

“They are very, very sophisticated job seekers now,” said Laura Williams, founder and principal of Williams HR Law and Williams HR Consulting Inc. of Markham, Ont.

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