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Old 06-05-2018, 08:14 PM
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Where I work, we are strictly forbidden from giving work references for anyone we work with or have worked with. No recommendation letters, etc.
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Why even bother asking for them?
Because nobody wants to update the form.
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Quick little anecdote: I recently saw a job posting with a well-known company which asked for the candidate's three most recent performance reviews on paper, and ratings. It's ridiculous what employers ask of their candidates.
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Quick little anecdote: I recently saw a job posting with a well-known company which asked for the candidate's three most recent performance reviews on paper, and ratings. It's ridiculous what employers ask of their candidates.
For an actuarial job? I don't know anyone who could get their employer to confirm that information.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:21 PM
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Just because you won't give them out doesn't mean you don't expect them of your prospective new hires. Or so it's been where I've been.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:22 PM
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For an actuarial job? I don't know anyone who could get their employer to confirm that information.
If you ever buy an HR form from Topgrading, it'll have this. I don't know if c's example is from the same vendor, though.
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Quick little anecdote: I recently saw a job posting with a well-known company which asked for the candidate's three most recent performance reviews on paper, and ratings. It's ridiculous what employers ask of their candidates.
does the company name start with m and end with n?
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:08 PM
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does the company name start with m and end with n?
Their interview process was so bad that I wasn't even bummed when they didn't make an offer.

That style may work for consulting firms, I just find it very abrasive and tedious.
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During my last internship, a fellow intern was seeking full time opportunities upon completion of the internship. He was a real smart guy... very charismatic, funny, mature, and got along with everyone he met.

8 weeks into his 12 week internship, he asked his manager if he could use her as a reference and she said "im not allowed to recommend you because you haven't finished the internship yet". that was kinda bogus cause we all knew he was the best intern and he got a return offer the next day from the company... seems like the company just didn't want to lose him.

Is this common practice? Is it ethical? What does the interviewing company make of this situation.... would they just assume that the candidate isn't a good coworker if his/her manager wont recommend him/her?
You can't give a complete and honest recommendation until he or she has finished out their job/tenure. What if that manager gives the recommendation then the person quits the day after accepting an offer without notice. I think this is totally reasonable. Lol at you even bringing ethics into this, get some common sense.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:18 PM
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For an actuarial job? I don't know anyone who could get their employer to confirm that information.
I actually do have mine PDF'd and saved, but it's more for my own review every now and then to make sure I'm progressing in my career and following up on areas of improvement in the past.

However, am I mistaken in thinking that disseminating this information could land you in trouble from the company that did the review? I am under the impression that this information is confidential and to be kept internal.
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