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Hiring Resources
Reference Checks


References provide valuable information about a candidate's performance, help you to rank candidates, and assist in making your final decision. We recommend that you check at least three references for each candidate, with one of those three being a direct supervisor.

For hiring managers at UWMC, contact your employment specialist to complete references for you for your permanent recruitments.


Collecting references from candidates

Conducting reference checks


Reference questions must be job-related and comply with the Fair Pre-employment Inquiry Guidelines.

Office of Records Management guidelines for personnel and payroll records

Guidelines and process for providing work references to potential employers

Hiring Resources Topics

Reminder: All new appointments, including temporary appointments, must be entered into the UW payroll system on or before their first day of employment.