Obtaining employment reference from disbanded company

Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone would be able to offer advice or share past experience on an issue I have. I have to obtain an employment reference for one of our employees for a company that he worked for 5 years ago but which has since disbanded.

Does anyone have any advice on how I can go about obtaining a reference from a company which has now disbanded and who would be responsible for providing the reference?



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  • Hi Jacqui

    Have you thought about finding out the names of key stakeholders in the disbanded company and then trying to make contact with them directly via LinkedIn?

    You might get some more responses if you post this in the HR Forum.Ā 


    • Hi Gary,

      Thank you for advice. I have the name of the ex-CIO of the disbanded company and I suppose they could provide a reference but I just wondered where we stood from a legal and regulatory perspective? Would a reference from the ex-CIO be classed as an employment reference or personal reference?



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