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Reference Check software streamlines and automates the process of requesting and collecting job references. There are two types of Reference Check software. In the first type, candidates provide their referees¿ contact information to recruiters who then reach out to the referees through Reference Check software. The second type of software is a platform accessible by referees, candidates, recruiters, and HR professionals that allows candidates to reach out to the referees and collect references directly.

Allows companies to make smarter, more informed recruitment decisions by providing online employment reference reports. Learn more about RefNow
RefNow allows companies to make smarter, more informed recruitment decisions by providing online employment reference reports. Founded in 2019 from its London Headquarters and now operating globally to serve large organisations, startups, charities and schools. Created out of a frustration with the time consuming referencing process, RefNow's mission is to free up peoples time from referencing with a user friendly platform offering user/team management, custom questions, and ID checks. Learn more about RefNow

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Checkr powers the fastest, fairest background checks for businesses of all sizes. It’s time to change the way you hire.
Checkr’s AI-powered technology helps you reduce time, human error, and bias from manual reviews. Our award-winning adjudication tools make your hiring process more efficient, while our analytics can help you identify opportunities to expand your talent pool. Learn more about Checkr

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  • Survey Builder
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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
⚡Zinc is an award-winning all-in-one background and reference-checking software ⚡
Zinc is an award-winning, all-in-one global background-checking tool offering 12 checks in 190 countries: Save 90 minutes per employee Turn weeks of manual checks into an automated, one-click process. Request checks directly from your ATS. Screening takes days, not weeks Candidates start jobs faster with Zinc. The average check turnaround time is 3 days. Elevate your candidate's experience Applicants rate Zinc 4.8 out of 5. Give candidates an experience that reflects your employer brand. Learn more about Zinc

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  • Survey Builder
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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Use Employment Hero's integration with VEVO to automatically check all your employees' visa validation and right to work in Australia.
We are Australia's first all-in-one HR, Payroll and benefits platform for employers and employees. With native integration to XERO, MYOB & Keypay, you can streamline admin heavy tasks and spend more time on the things that are important to you. Over 4,500 Australian businesses use Employment Hero and together we collectively manage over 125,000 employees. Visit our website to learn more. Learn more about Employment Hero

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
VidCruiter is both robust and user-friendly. It can be purchased as a stand-alone product or combined with other recruitment tools.
Trusted by over 75,000 recruiters, VidCruiter helps recruiters worldwide engage, interview, and hire better employees. Power up your recruiting efforts with data-driven results and seamless automation. Stand out by giving candidates a modern, streamlined and flexible hiring experience. Learn more about VidCruiter

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Your Hardest Hiring Challenges SOLVED! The easiest tool to start hiring better quality people today. Never make a bad hire again.
People are your business, drive your business and are why your customers do business with your company. The Hire Talent offers a suite of tools to allow you to consistently find, hire and select the very best people to drive business results. 30+ Pre-hire Personality, Integrity, Skill and Aptitude assessments. Automated Reference Checks One Way Video Interview Candidate Scorecards 72+ Interview Guides AI tools to accelerate the Hiring Process Hiring Experts support you at every step Learn more about The Hire Talent

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
HR Avatar's Automated Reference Checks provide meaningful reviews and a detailed report from a candidate's past supervisors and peers.
HR Avatar's Automated Reference Checks help you obtain meaningful reviews from a candidate's past supervisors and peers with a multi-rater survey. The candidate enters the name and contact info for 2 - 8 past supervisors and co-workers, who then complete a customized, (usually 5 minute) survey regarding their experience and observations while working with the candidate. We'll compile all of the rater's responses into a detailed, actionable report that can help you make better hiring decisions. Learn more about HR Avatar

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Xref is trusted by businesses globally to offer reference, background and ID checks that are fast, simple and secure.
Xref is a best-in-class solution that offers automated reference, pulse and exit surveys. Xref gathers data-driven feedback and actionable insights for confident people management - from candidate to departing employee. Our user-friendly technology is backed by local support teams, offers multi-language capabilities and meets the highest global compliance standards (ISO27001). Xref is accessible from any device and integrates with leading HR tools and ATS platforms for seamless workflows. Learn more about Xref

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Certn is a market leader in Human Risk Intelligence helping businesses perform fast & comprehensive background checks around the world.
Certn's fast, easy and reliable background checks make screening effortless and efficient. Get check reports in minutes from anywhere in the world. Our competitive pricing, build your-own-packages and best-in-class customer support have made us the leading background check company. White-label your account or seamlessly integrate with your ATS. Certn provides global criminal background checks, credit reports, reference checks, education verification, driving records, id verification etc. Learn more about Certn

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
EZ Screen allows employers to quickly conduct comprehensive & compliant background checks with a secure and easily navigable interface.
Specializing in background screening, EZ Screen Solutions stands out in the IT and business services sector with its robust platform that streamlines the process of vetting potential employees. Our services are critical for employers who need to navigate the complex landscape of background checks with ease and precision. From in-depth criminal record searches to education and employment history verification, EZ Screen provides a suite of tools that integrate seamlessly with HR systems. Learn more about EZ Screen

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Snaphunt is a global remote hiring platform that helps fast-growing companies find, engage & hire the world's best remote talent.
On Snaphunt, you can access MARTHA (Machine Assisted Reference-checking To Hiring Accurately) - the world's first AI reference checking assistant. Request references with a click and MARTHA will collect reference contacts from the candidate, conduct a reference check call using artificial voice technology, provide you with a reference check report along with the call recording and an analysis of its reliability so you have all the insights you need to make an informed decision. Learn more about Snaphunt

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
AssureHire delivers the fastest, most compliant end-to-end screening experience.
Mitratech’s AssureHire leverages intelligent automation and a comprehensive verification process to deliver the industry’s fastest, most compliant end-to-end background screening experience. AssureHire is an accredited Consumer Reporting Agency by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and offers fully-remote technology to deliver a sought-after, mobile-friendly candidate experience that will give your company a competitive edge in the ongoing battle for talent. Learn more about AssureHire

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
FaceUp is a comprehensive whistleblowing platform, ethics hotline and HR tool.
FaceUp is a comprehensive whistleblowing platform, ethics hotline and HR. The software has a rich set of features including a customizable reporting form and advanced report management, both available in 113 languages. It is GDPR compliant and ISO 27001 certified. FaceUp is compliant with the EU Whistleblowing Direction and Whistleblower Protection Act. It's trusted by 2,700 organizations of all sizes across the world. Try out FaceUp with a 14 day free trial. It can be set up within 5 minutes. Learn more about FaceUp Whistleblowing System

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
VITAY is the Candidate Reference Checking Software automating reference checking at scale.
VITAY is the Candidate Reference Checking Software that enables you to automate reference checking at scale. VITAY is available as a standalone web app OR integrate seamlessly into your own Applicant Tracking System (ATS). The most flexible software in the market, you can white label VITAY, completely customize your question sets, keep candidates/ referees accountable with an electronic signature feature and more. Need to go deeper? We also offer Background Checks and Talent Feedback. Learn more about Vitay

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Hire the best talent with fast, compliant reference checks HiPeople’s reference checking software helps you to reach your hiring goals.
Reference check, fast and confidently. HiPeople’s automated reference checking software helps you to reach your hiring goals. ✔ ︎Reduce time to hire ✔ ︎Close top talent ✔ ︎Build diverse teams ✔︎ Make informed and compliant decisions Learn more about HiPeople

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Checkmate is an easy to use background screening tool. Simply pop in the candidate's details and we'll do the rest.
Checkmate is a fully automated online reference checking and background screening software. Simplify your recruitment and onboarding experience by fully automating the process. Checkmate is fully mobile, branded and offers comprehensive customization. Learn more about Checkmate

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
The Crosschq platform delivers data-driven solutions to Talent Leaders so they can optimize recruiting & improve Quality of Hire.
Crosschq is the world's first operating system built for Hiring Intelligence. We provide talent-driven teams with an integrated data and listening platform to optimize all aspects of hiring and continuously improve Quality of Hire. Crosschq gives enterprises a reliable, on-demand solution for collaborating and taking action on hiring insights. Crosschq's customers and partners include Deloitte, WPP, Allegis, Pinterest, HubSpot, Saks Fifth Avenue, Workday, SAP, and Greenhouse, among others. Learn more about Crosschq

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Referoo is the leading online reference checking tool, designed to make it easy for you to generate fast and secure reference checks.
Referoo is the leading online reference checking tool, designed to make it easy for you to generate fast and secure reference checks that are customisable to any business. Our subscription based, online reference checking tool stops you spending time chasing referees, collating references, and crossing your fingers with the hope your references are legit. We provide the option of collecting references via SMS, email or phone, so you can choose how to contact the referee. Learn more about Referoo

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
We deliver streamlined background screening with unparalleled client support, and we develop the easiest, fastest connections.
Verified First is known for delivering streamlined background screening backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest connections. Verified First's versatile delivery methods are compatible with over 100 ATS platforms and provide clients a turn-key experience. Get your free consultation at https://www.verifiedfirst.com/contact Learn more about Verified First

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Employment Check Pro is a market-leading pre-employment screening software solution; designed for all sectors, checks and requirements.
Employment Check Pro is a market-leading pre-employment screening software solution. Our cloud-based solution supports legal requirements and background checks for candidates across all sectors. Once set up, all you have to do is send a secure link that collects your candidate's data and documents. Once collected, you can begin the pre-employment screening process using automated functions and features. Reduce the time associated with the new hire process by 70%. Learn more about Employment Check Pro

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Veremark is an automated, scalable and truly global background checking platform that will transform your hiring process.
Veremark is one of the world’s leading background screening and pre-hire check service with a mission to help the world trust faster. Used by some of the world’s best workplaces, its platform is designed to verify candidate work histories, gather references and check identities and qualifications. Established in London in 2019, the company has offices in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines. Learn more about Veremark

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
SaaS & API platform for Identity Verification (IDV), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Know Your Customer (KYC).
ComplyCube is an award-winning, all-in-one platform for automating and simplifying Identity Verification (IDV), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), and Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance. It offers the most complete and flexible AML/KYC tools to help businesses verify genuine customers in seconds while deterring fraudsters. ComplyCube boasts the fastest omnichannel integration turnaround in the market with Low/No-Code solutions, API, Mobile & Web SDKs, Client Libraries, and CRM Integrations. Learn more about ComplyCube

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
The AXLR8 Applicant Tracking System is designed to help recruit and ensure the candidate journey is enjoyable, yet compliant.
The AXLR8 Enterprise Applicant Tracking System helps you recruit through enjoyable candidate journeyes with your automated web jobs board and links to 3rd party job boards. Rights to work can be rigorously checked. Reference and contract documentation is auto generated and personalised and all documentation is stored in one place. The customisability is rated vary highly by our clients. No compromise is made in compliance with BS7858 and other standards for scurity and care industries. Learn more about ATS

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Software solution that helps businesses by automating reference checking.
Software solution that helps businesses by automating reference checking. Learn more about Dossy

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking
Trusted background screening services and solutions that empower our clients to make compliant and informed hiring decisions.
AmericanChecked is a nationally accredited background screening company providing comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for pre-employment criminal background screening products, including criminal background checks, drug and alcohol screening, motor vehicle records, fingerprinting solutions, references and verifications as well as specialty searches like social media screening, vendor screening packages, credit reports, monthly monitoring and more. Learn more about AmericanChecked

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  • Survey Builder
  • Survey Library
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Bulk Reference Request
  • Email/Online
  • Reference Checking

Reference Check Software Buyers Guide

What is reference check software?

Reference check software helps recruiters manage the process of requesting and collecting references for job candidates. The software either allows recruiters to gather reference information from candidates and then send requests for information, or lets candidates directly reach out to references themselves.

The benefits of reference check software

  • Reduce turnaround time: Automated reference checks are faster than completing manual phone calls for verbal references.
  • Reduce false references: Reference software can flag candidates if their references come from the same IP address as theirs.
  • Gain relevant information: Reference check software can include job-specific surveys that recruiters can use to gauge a candidate’s skills.

Typical features of reference check software

  • Bulk reference requests: Send out reference requests for a single candidate to multiple respondents.
  • Reference request automation: Reduce manual effort by using automated workflows for requesting and collecting references.
  • Reporting: A summary of how candidates perform in key areas such as leadership, collaboration, and problem-solving.
  • Survey builder: Create and share surveys to assess a candidate’s skills related to specific job requirements.
  • Survey library: Choose from a library of ready-to-use, pre-defined surveys.
  • Reminders: Send automatic text or email notifications to contacts reminding them to complete reference requests.

Considerations when purchasing reference check software

  • Look for FCRA-compliant vendors: Employers must ensure Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance for pre-employment background checks. The act covers consumer credit reports and investigative consumer reports, which include personal opinions (such as feedback from previous employers) and character references. The FCRA also requires a written disclosure and notification to the candidate about the inquiry. Be sure that the software you invest in is FCRA-compliant to help you meet these requirements.
  • Evaluate ATS integration: Integration between an applicant tracking system (ATS) and reference check software helps ensure data consistency and eliminates redundant data entry. Not only does this reduce turnaround time, it also provides a complete and accurate view of candidate data to help recruiters make more informed decisions. If your business uses an ATS, determine whether the reference check software you’re evaluating can integrate with it.
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning improving background and reference checks: One of the biggest challenges with traditional methods of reference checking is that once reference requests are completed/submitted, recruiters are left with large amounts of raw information they need to parse manually. The gradual improvement of artificial intelligence and machine learning is making it easier and more efficient for recruiters to find the data that is most relevant to them.