I was asked to help find a position at my company and provide a reference.
June 13,2022 at 5:27PM UTC
The problem is that I have had almost no positive professional interaction with this person (he is a nice person though). We worked together (independently) for only a few months last year when I was at another firm. He struggled to understand the work, completely missed meetings/deadlines, billed substantial amounts of time to projects with no work to show for it. Then he quit with little notice. He has a current job but wants to join my company (he used to work here years ago).
He knows our referral process and that I could get his resume in front of a hiring manager before other external candidates. I can't get him the job so he will have to interview well on his own. He won't be on my team as we have different specialties. This is an F100 company.
Would you refer someone that you don't think is a strong professional? All I would be asked is how I know him. They don't ask for any additional details about personality or work ethic.
Maybe I could suggest a role that isn't project based or customer facing?
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