Reference checking in federal agencies is often neglected, misunderstood or both. In this article, the author says that reference checks are worth your time and trouble to avoid hiring an employee you subsequently regret hiring.
Agencies have options for obtaining human resources services. It is enlightened self-interest for servicing HR offices to raise the “comfort level” of agency managers and supervisors dealing with the HR office.
Some federal managers see HR officials as a necessary evil or an obstacle to overcome in getting a job done. Developing a relationship of trust between a supervisor and HR specialists can make the job of a supervisor easier. Here is a view from a former federal human resources officer.
Why can the mishandling of a sexual harassment allegation be a “career killer” for a supervisor? Here is a quick explanation.
What should a federal supervisor do when confronted with a sexual harassment complaint? Deal with it quickly. Here is advice from an experienced practitioner.