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Today’s podcast features Part II of our ongoing series Executive Search:  Pulling Back the Curtains, an insider’s look at how search firms operate.

In this installment, John explains how firms handle candidate references and background checks. 

Times are changing and lax background reviews that were typical in the past are becoming more focused as is the process of checking candidate references.

John has written on this subject in several previous posts.  Visit: and type in “References” in the search dialog box if you would like to learn more on this subject.