Reference check is the fourth and last step of the hiring procedure for an IT company who is trying to offer a job to candidate. The HR now demands my ex-managers contact.
I personally have no issue of asking my ex-managers to be my reference, and I am confident that it will be positive, however, I am against the whole idea of proxying through my ex-managers to get to know me, as I believe if the company had a proper hiring procedure, they should have a clear idea about my competencies within the 3 interviews they have conducted face 2 face.
I am rejecting this idea NOT because I can't provide the reference, but because it is against what I believe is right.
Am I being too difficult and egoistic or Is reference check a common thing that I need to follow and respect without questing it?
To be clear, the intention of this reference check is NOT to verify whether I have worked in ex-companies or not, otherwise they can verify that by my showing them my reference letters OR with HR of the ex-companies. Their intention is to understand me better as a person, which they should have achieved that earlier in the long face 2 face interviews. P.S :I found a similar question in Workplace, but it was asked in a complete different context for a different industry.