DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES TELEPHONE REFERENCE CHECK Applicant Job Applied for Employer Contacted Date Employment/Performance Verification Person Contacted Title Phone Business Relationship to Applicant (Personal friends, workplace friends or family are not sufficient professional reference checks and will not be accepted as reference checks). Reference Check Made by Title Date Applicant Employment Dates: From To Final Base Pay Job Held/General Duties 1. Excluding absences due to disability or absences covered by Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), how many days of work did <<applicant name>> miss in the last six months of employment? Explain. 2. May I read from the application the part describing <<applicant name>>'s responsibilities while working for your organization? (Read resume or application summary.) Does this sound accurate? Are there any omissions or corrections? 3. If you had an opening today for the same job, would you hire <<applicant name>>’s Why or why not? 4. If we were to extend an employment offer, what suggestions would you give us to help contribute towards his/her success of this new position? Any specific areas of professional development needed? 5. Are you aware of any workplace misconduct by <<applicant name>>while in your employment? If yes, please explain. 6. Are you aware of any intimidating, threatening, or violent conduct by <<applicant name>> while in your employment? If yes, please explain. 7. Is there any reason why this person should not work around children? If yes, please explain. 8. If you had to rate <<applicant name>>'s overall performance, would you rate it as above, at, or below expectations? Why? 9. For whom did <<applicant name>> work prior to joining your organization? 10. Who else would you suggest we talk to in order to learn more about <<applicant name>>'s work performance? 11. Is there anything else you think would be helpful for us to know about <<applicant name>> in making our hiring decision? FOR INSTUCTIONAL POSITIONS ONLY: 12. Describe his/her communication skills both written and oral. 13. How did he/she adhere to district curriculum? 14. How does he/she facilitate the development and implementation of student learning? 15. How does he/she handle classroom behavioral issues? 16. How well is he/she able to follow directions and accept feedback, and how does he/she respond to criticism? 17. Does he/she have any extraordinary skills or major accomplishments that stand out?
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