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In his December column, SkillSurvey CEO Ray Bixler debunks many of the common misconceptions and myths about reference checking for job candidates. Perhaps the biggest myth is that references are not permitted to say anything negative about a potential hire, for fear of a lawsuit. There are also myths about who should be a reference – for example, only former bosses? Ray provides insight into these topics based on the experience SkillSurvey has with its technology that has helped employers reference check more than 1.3 million job candidates. Additional detailed research and analysis on reference checking myths and information for employers who want to know more can also be found in this SkillSurvey blog post.