Employee relations | Should you really only share positive feedback when asked for a reference?

Should you really only share positive feedback when asked for a reference?

Giving a reference is easy if you’re being asked about a beloved former colleague who you know will flourish in their new role. But what if that person did not perform well when they worked for you?

Many HR practitioners will recognise the dilemma of being asked about someone you’d prefer not to work with again – but it is best to try to come up with something positive, or be a little more honest?

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