When you employ a new person, it is important to check references. All you are looking for is confirmation that they really did work for that company as stated on their CV. More than that is unrealistic to expect nowadays. But what else do you need to have?
My employee gave me their verbal resignation yesterday and wants to come back today – do I have to let them?
If it was a “heat of the moment” resignation, usually yes.
Resignation is unilateral, in that you don’t need to “accept” it for it to be valid.
That said, if there has been a discussion, tempers got frayed, and your employee storms out saying “you can stuff your job!”, then you should give them the chance to cool down.
I was reviewing a contract today. They had a sentence in there:
“If you are considered to have committed gross misconduct then you will be summarily dismissed, with no notice or pay.”
Now I know what they are trying to say. They are just not saying it correctly.