While applying for a job online, I came across the following yes/no question on the application form:
Prior to an offer being made, [company] requires that YOU coordinate a time and date for us to speak to your former managers. Do you agree to coordinating those calls if and when the time comes?
I know that most employers ask a Yes/No question if you'd like them to contact your current employer, but this implies that they will hold an offer until you a) resign from your current employer, then b) allow them to contact your former (or soon-to-be-former) employer. I've never seen this before. Is it common?