Someone I know has a very important job interview. If they are lucky enough to get the job it will be 'subject to satisfactory references'. We know for a fact that the previously employer has a 'no references' policy. Although they do respond to requests and give one, it is just a basic 'We confirm that A. N. Other was employed by us between Jan 2001 and Jan 2014'.
I know that they are not obligated to provide a reference at all (I think) but I was just wondering if you think that such a basic (non) reference will diminish their chances of getting the job?
Thanks for your thoughts.