The university requires reference checking for most hires. Talk to your HR Partner about this process. The best practice involves reference checking your final 2-4 candidates, so you can use the reference information to help you make your final selection. You may wish to complete these references prior to final screening interviews, as well.
SkillSurvey Reference is USC’s online and automated reference-checking tool. It generates helpful reports that will allow you to make better hiring decisions. See a sample of the type of report provided by this tool: