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    Product Description

    Managers check references for many reasons. But the most critical goal is to ferret out information that will accurately predict how a candidate will perform if hired. In this Quick Take you will learn the often-overlooked goal of a successful reference check, what researchers say is one of the biggest obstacles to getting truthful answers and why the way you phrase questions is the key to getting the information you need to make an informed hiring decision.

    This product includes

    This product includes a Micro-Training Video, Quiz, Discussion Guide, & Summary Sheet
    Micro-Training Video

    Learn a single behavior-changing insight in just 5- to 7-minutes.

    Quiz (& Quiz Answer Guide)

    Prove that the learner(s) understand the concept and increase knowledge retention.

    Discussion Guide

    Facilitate a discussion, connecting the concept to your unique challenges.

    Summary Sheet

    Revisit the concept as follow-up or in the moment-of-need.

    How do you use this?

    To kick start Micro-Meetings

    Micro-training makes it easy for managers to facilitate meetings where teams develop shared vocabulary and benefit from peer learning.

    To kick start one-on-one coaching

    Micro-training is extremely tactical and it’s a great tool to help managers frame very specific, skill-based coaching interactions.

    As self-directed learning

    Micro-videos are a solution to a specific skill challenge. For example: “How to handle an employee who has a bad attitude,” or “How to handle a price objection.” You have a question. You find the right micro-video. You watch it on your own. You deploy the skill on the job.