FOI 4037 Employment References

1. Which department/person(s) deals with Employment References at your organisation and what is the name of the Head of Department? The manager would supply the reference in line with NHS employment standards.

2. What is the average hourly rate of the person(s) dealing with Job References? (If outsourced, how much do you pay annually for this service?) Varies according to the band of the referee

3.         How are Employment References requested for new starters?  How are they chased up? (email/telephone/postal service/fax) By email or telephone

4.         How are Employment References completed for ex-employees (email/telephone/postal service/fax)? By email or letter

5.         How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month, requesting employment references for new candidates? (for the past 12 months) Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not record this information.

6.         How many hours (on average) does your company (or the outsourced company) spend, each month, chasing up employment references for new candidates? (for the past 12 months) Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not record this information.

7.         How many hours (on average) does your company spend (or the outsourced company), each month, completing employment references for former employees? (for the past 12 months) Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not record this information.

8.         How many leavers (on average or exact) does your company have per month? (for the past 12 months)  Average 67 (headcount), 61.6 (WTE)

9.         How many new starters (on average or exact) does your company have per month? (for the past 12 months) Average 64 (headcount), 60.3 (WTE)

10.       How many staff does your organisation employ at the moment? 3840 (headcount) 3390 (WTE) as at 21st March 2017

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