NY Consultant Unveils Employee Reference Service

August 28, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Hiring managers looking for more information about an applicant may want to consider a new employee reference service from a New York risk consultant.

According to a press release, with Kroll Reference Source (KRS) from Kroll Inc., the employer requests a template tailored to the needs of the company, fills in the template fields, and submits the reference to KRS. Once completed, the former employee receives a PIN number and can then choose to supply a prospective employer with the PIN – agreeing to release the reference information. The hiring employer pays $10 to access the reference.

Kroll said its system streamlines the employee reference process while enabling corporate HR departments to satisfy compliance requirements and eliminate the duplicative efforts of rewriting employee references. The employee also benefits by being able to provide immediate access to references upon request, despite staffing or other changes affecting former employers.

Kroll said it has instituted several measures to ensure the protection and integrity of employee data. The system uses a secure socket layer and encrypted password-driven site to protect employee references from unauthorized viewing and technical problems. What’s more, references are submitted to a “read only” database, which means the document would be difficult to tamper with.

For more information, go to  www.krollreferencesource.com .