s that come from the Office/Firm Administrator?
On the one side of the rose colored fence, I think everyone has the right to do as they wish outside of the office. It is a cozy feeling to know that co-workers form such nice bonds with one another that can be of assistance down the road. But sitting on top of the fence is THE MANAGEMENT. If the current employee writes this great recommendation, is it also a reflection of your firm/office?
Now I have jumped over the fence. I saw on LinkedIn that my current associate wrote a very recent recommendation for a former co-worker who in the eyes of management, was less than stellar. The current employee just answered a request and did not discuss with management. But here's the question: Did she have to? If this was on her own time, did she need to ask?
As the firm Administrator, I was a bit put off that I happen to stumble upon this recommendation. Do online recommendations even count or as professionals, do we still prefer to have personal conversations with colleagues to check out references?
I think I am still still sitting on top of the fence!…
ecially) will be less likely to post a glowing recommendation in writing if it's unsubstantiated, and it's pretty easy to pick out the superficial ones... Plus, if I find someone who's background I like, it's a safe bet that some of the people who have either recommended them or vice versa might be up my alley as well - just another way to drill down to identify more names.
I can say that from the other side my own recommendations have been of great benefit to me. I find that when a new employee joins my company by way of my recruiting and provides a recommendation of the experience I typically get multiple contacts from their connections who are usually passive candidates I can't wait to get my hands on.…