#tbt to 2021 and Episode 28 “Reference Checks Are Stupid”
Sadly, our first rant on this topic didn’t change the world. Reference checks have come back in a big way.
Our title was a bit facetious that time. Reference checks are not inherently stupid. But they’re commonly misused by damn near everyone.
So we’re giving it another crack: What drives companies to use them? What true value can you get out of them? And where do they fall short?