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FOI 13858

Employment References

Request

1. Which department/person(s) deals with Employment References at your organisation and what
is the name of the Head of Department?

2. What is the average hourly rate of the person(s) dealing with Job References? (If outsourced,
how much do you pay annually for this service?)

3. How are Employment References requested for new starters? How are they chased up? (email/telephone/postal
service/fax)

4. How are Employment References completed for ex-employees (email/telephone/postal service/fax)?

5. How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month,
requesting employment references for new candidates?

6. How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month,
chasing up employment references for new candidates?

7. How many hours (on average) does your company spend (or the outsourced company), each month,
completing employment references for former employees?

8. How many leavers (on average) does your company have per month?

9. How many new starters (on average) does your company have per month?

10. How many staff does your organisation employ at the moment?

May I take this opportunity to thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my questions.

Kind Regards


Adam Maggs

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Response

1. Which department/person(s) deals with Employment References at your organisation and what
is the name of the Head of Department?
Outsourced HR Staff


2. What is the average hourly rate of the person(s) dealing with Job References? (If outsourced,
how much do you pay annually for this service?)
Unknown


3. How are Employment References requested for new starters? How are they chased up? (email/telephone/postal
service/fax)
Sent by email , chased by phone and email

4. How are Employment References completed for ex-employees (email/telephone/postal service/fax)?
email

5. How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month,
requesting employment references for new candidates?
up to 2


6. How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month,
chasing up employment references for new candidates?
up to 2

7. How many hours (on average) does your company spend (or the outsourced company), each month,
completing employment references for former employees?
up to 2

8. How many leavers (on average) does your company have per month?
4

9. How many new starters (on average) does your company have per month?
3
10. How many staff does your organisation employ at the moment?
Already answered as part of previous FOI – info available on BBC Website