I've worked at a small, private hospital as a per diem, float CNA for 2 years and I needed a reference for a new RN job. Originally, I was told by my nursing supervisor that it was fine to list the CNO as a reference; she was even enthusiastic about it. The investigating company called me today saying that my job told them it was against company policy for them to give me a reference. I called HR and they confirmed this, saying that they could only confirm dates of employment and that's it.
I'm just wondering why it would be against policy to give a reference... I've never heard of that before.
Jan 17, '13
Only providing dates of employment is quite common. Employers grew tired of being sued by those who got a perceived poor reference.
Last edit by rngolfer53 on Jan 17, '13
: Reason: Diction.