EMPLOYEE REFERENCES POLICY
- Employee reference checks will be conducted by the Personnel Officer or designate, to ensure information pertinent to previous or present employment/ education is obtained prior to an offer of employment being made and to ensure information that is requested by prospective employers on behalf of our employees is provided in a manner consistent with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
- When recruiting, Human Resources or their designate shall obtain references from two (2) previous employers which may include references from education institutions as appropriate, prior to the decision to hire being made.
- Human Resources shall notify the appropriate Director or Manager of the results of reference checks obtained.
- All requests for references regarding present / previous employees must be referred to Human Resources for processing and any variance to this policy must be approved by the Human Resources Manager.