I've recently changed employer and one of my direct reports his contract was just renewed for one more year.
This was all done and dusted pretty much before I joined. In the short time I've been here I've gotten a first impression of this person's attitude, work style and seen content and they are well below what is expected from the position he is in. I've had a look at his CV and I don't see a match between the content in his CV and the person working for me.
He has been with the company for 1 year now. Would it be inappropriate if, 1 year later, I do a reference check with one of his previous employers?
I know no reference check was done when he was hired. I guess I want to check if he was sincere on his resume and that maybe i'm wrong and need to have a good chat with him and change my guidance style. But if the resume is inaccurate I may need to start thinking of a quick exit.
Thanks so much for your thoughts!