CEO Fletcher Wimbush of The Hire Talent is scheduled to present tomorrow, Wednesday 4/19/2018 at the SHRM Talent and Exposition Conference in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace. The presentation will cover the controversial and taboo topic checking candidate references. Fletcher will identify several reasons we’ve collected for why employers don’t check references and discuss multiple ways to overcome the fears and challenges associated with this very important part of your hiring process. Further, Fletcher likens employer reference-checking prior to offering a candidate a job to that of candidates checking the employer’s references through sites like Yelp and Glassdoor when first beginning their job search. This is relevant to today’s HR challenge of finding and retaining qualified top talent, because a reference check is just one more piece of validation for hiring a quality employee.