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What is Online Reference Checking? Download FREE GUIDE

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Inside the guide

We answer all your questions on:

  • What is online reference checking and how does it work?
  • When should I consider using online reference checks?
  • How can I choose the right reference checking provider?
  • What does an Xref reference check involve?
  • What are the benefits of using Xref? 
  • How can I get started with Xref?

What is online reference checking?

Online reference checking is a digital approach to pre-employment reference checks. Usually, reference checks are conducted via phone, email or video calls. But this manual process is time-consuming and lacks consistency. It also leaves you with notes and data scattered all over the place. 

Online reference checking automates the hiring process and streamlines it, making it faster and more efficient. You can check job references and verify employment history in a way that’s easier for candidates, recruiters and referees. 

Getting started is as easy as sending a reference request and then letting the magic happen. No back and forth communication. Zero confusion.

Online reference checking also :

  • Improves compliance
  • Makes it easier to see how candidates measure up against one another 
  • Provides deeper candidate insights
  • Creates a better candidate experience

Too good to be true? It's not, download our guide to online reference checking to learn more.

About Xref

Xref is a best-in-class, global solution that makes reference, background and ID checking fast, simple and secure. 

The user-friendly technology is backed by local support teams, offers multi-language capabilities and meets the highest global compliance standards (ISO 27001). 

Xref is accessible from any device and integrates with multiple leading HR tools and ATS platforms to offer seamless, end-to-end recruitment workflows.

What our customers say

“Moving to an automated solution has helped us save time and bring better overall efficiency to our reference checking process." - McDonalds
“With Xref we now get better quality references because referees are able to complete it in their own time. They will often write more in-depth answers than they might be willing or able to provide on a call.” - Torrens University Australia

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