Reference Checks: Does SG HR really check them?? - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




Reference Checks: Does SG HR really check them??

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2012, 01:02 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
tobyhund is on a distinguished road
Default Reference Checks: Does SG HR really check them??

I am wondering if it is a practise here to really check on your listed references??

I do not think that I have ever had my references called up before and wish to know your experiences. I reckon that they probably only do reference checks for Exec level and above.

I am in the job hunt again and gotten two rounds of interview for a gahmen job. Does the public sector check on your references??? Any experiences?

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 187
poor and stupid is on a distinguished road
Default

If your position is of enough importance, then the interviewer probably already know you enough. Otherwise your position is probably not of enough importance and no one will bother to check references.

OK now for the "engineer" view.

If you read enough news, you will SEE some ex-con got back to working and steal AGAIN!! Then the company will say they duno, hmmmmmmmm. Really?!?!

So you think they check?

Trust me i am an "engineer".



SG Bus Timing App
SG Bus Timing App - the best bus app - available on iPhone


SGX Stocks Android App - check share prices
SGX Stocks [Android] App - check latest share prices on the go


SGX Stocks for iPad - check latest Singapore share prices
SGX Stocks [iPad] app
| SGX Stocks [iPhone] app
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2012, 03:13 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Some MNCs do check. when i joined a bank, they found out that i have a 15-year-old unsettled case of traffic accident lodged with the magistrates' court.

my relative's company also found out that a person they previously employed had forged his payslips using the company's letterhead. they got to know because he's interviewing at a company that did a reference check. and this is for a junior exec position (<$5k).

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2012, 03:23 PM
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 187
poor and stupid is on a distinguished road
Default

The thing about reference checks are:

Even you kenna caught... then what?

The reference check are usually at the mid stage of interview, means they like you liao, they may still hire you and use this to press lower pay.

Ar bo at most get kick out of interview and black listed from the company lor.

What else they do..?

...Report police meh? Really?!?!?! Then the whole thing goes out of proportion liao, not nice for both parties even though lying is outright wrong and cb.

I would not suggest anyone to actually fake references, but I would have to logically agree that it is advantageous to do so.

So you honest engineers out there, DUN FAKE REFERENCES hor

Trust me I am an "Engineer"
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2012, 04:17 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by poor and stupid View Post
The thing about reference checks are:

Even you kenna caught... then what?

The reference check are usually at the mid stage of interview, means they like you liao, they may still hire you and use this to press lower pay.

Ar bo at most get kick out of interview and black listed from the company lor.

What else they do..?

...Report police meh? Really?!?!?! Then the whole thing goes out of proportion liao, not nice for both parties even though lying is outright wrong and cb.

I would not suggest anyone to actually fake references, but I would have to logically agree that it is advantageous to do so.

So you honest engineers out there, DUN FAKE REFERENCES hor

Trust me I am an "Engineer"
i just got hired by a us mnc, yes they did. they engage 3rd party to do a background check. inform your referee first before you declare and sign the document.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 24-10-2012, 05:31 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
tobyhund is on a distinguished road
Default

I think banks do checks on references due to strict MAS requirements and MNCs do so too.

What about the civil service??? Anyone had their references called up when applying for a gahmen job???

I think I better call up my references and invite them for kopi just to be safe. Never did anything wrong but I have to admit I was not the most motivated of workers sometimes.
Reply With Quote

  #7 (permalink)  
Old 25-10-2012, 11:51 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

After my second interview, I was told that they would be calling one of my listed references before the offer. They just picked one and asked me to notify him that they would be calling. BTW it is a SME.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 24-11-2012, 10:06 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Some MNCs do check. when i joined a bank, they found out that i have a 15-year-old unsettled case of traffic accident lodged with the magistrates' court.

my relative's company also found out that a person they previously employed had forged his payslips using the company's letterhead. they got to know because he's interviewing at a company that did a reference check. and this is for a junior exec position (<$5k).


My friend is now is this dilemma, that his current company has found out him forging this previous employment payslip.

He's thinking of leaving before they ask him to, but he is still worried they will still ask for the required docs......

any advice?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 24-11-2012, 11:11 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
My friend is now is this dilemma, that his current company has found out him forging this previous employment payslip.

He's thinking of leaving before they ask him to, but he is still worried they will still ask for the required docs......

any advice?
how they found out?!?!?!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 24-11-2012, 04:16 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tobyhund View Post
I think banks do checks on references due to strict MAS requirements and MNCs do so too.

What about the civil service??? Anyone had their references called up when applying for a gahmen job???

I think I better call up my references and invite them for kopi just to be safe. Never did anything wrong but I have to admit I was not the most motivated of workers sometimes.
i always call up and ask for permission from my references first before putting it in my resume. it is just common courtesy.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Salary Check [Engineering] Maritime Just Want To Know Income and Jobs 71 31-05-2019 08:16 PM
Job and Salary Check Nimbus Income and Jobs 17 18-05-2013 08:55 PM
Check property prices Salary.sg Investments and Net Worth 3 22-11-2012 10:49 AM
Background checks jajangmyun Income and Jobs 1 11-10-2012 09:05 AM
Check your credit history Salary.sg Investments and Net Worth 7 03-12-2008 01:48 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
9,170 Replies, 5,292,964 Views
Local Uni Class of 2020 - COVID19... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
52 Replies, 7,712 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,081 Replies, 845,623 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,847 Replies, 870,420 Views
What are your Job benefits ( 1 2)
15 Replies, 7,071 Views
Anyone jobless for a long time... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,712 Replies, 1,016,123 Views
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,435 Replies, 1,487,861 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
5,012 Replies, 2,193,634 Views
Civil Service Performance Bonus ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,582 Replies, 1,228,774 Views
Casino Regulatory Authority
1 Replies, 4,370 Views
Relocating to Singapore, is... ( 1 2 3)
28 Replies, 29,303 Views
Summer Internships 2020 ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
39 Replies, 1,899 Views
Job offer from Apple ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
428 Replies, 72,498 Views
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
879 Replies, 718,106 Views
MAS : Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
123 Replies, 95,733 Views
Life as a ICA Senior Officer ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
104 Replies, 121,564 Views
MINDEF DXO (All FAQ on it) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,977 Replies, 1,802,688 Views
Chevron COBRA assesment, please... ( 1 2)
18 Replies, 48,964 Views
Marsh Graduate Development Program ( 1 2)
15 Replies, 1,370 Views
How much are you earning per annum? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
11,867 Replies, 3,649,155 Views
SPF (Direct-Entry Inspector) ( 1 2)
11 Replies, 1,992 Views
OCBC Graduate Talent Programme... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
251 Replies, 76,087 Views
Constituency Manager (People... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
854 Replies, 430,008 Views
Fresh Grad from local U cant find... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
40 Replies, 4,536 Views
Job Application with MOE... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
203 Replies, 197,481 Views
What course should I undertake?
8 Replies, 3,182 Views
Big 4 firm rescind offers ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
54 Replies, 13,805 Views
Our Poll Results: 45% Fresh... ( 1 2 3)
29 Replies, 15,980 Views
What is the usual salary for...
4 Replies, 2,024 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 06:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2