Hear how YMCA NSW took referencing online and experienced faster hiring with less risk as a result.
"My team love me for introducing Xref!"
It takes, on average, just 30 hours to turnaround references.
The average number of words generated per reference is 307.
45% of references are completed outside traditional business hours.
As a part of the oldest and largest youth organisation in the world, YMCA NSW is passionate about nurturing potential and providing safe places where young people can grow, learn, move, and thrive.
But to continue to fulfil that ambition and maintain their stellar reputation, YMCA NSW needed to ensure they were hiring the right people to look after their youth.
That’s why Recruitment Manager, Agnes Isaias, turned to Xref. Read YMCA NSW’s case study below.
YMCA NSW believe in the power of inspired young people. The organisation serves more than 40 communities in NSW and the ACT and employs over 2,000 people.
Each year, more than 3 million people visit their fitness centres and over 7,000 children attend their outside school hours care services.
“We recruit staff across every role at YMCA from the cleaners to the gym instructors, the educators, right up to executive level,” Isaias said.
Each role requires different qualifications depending on the position, but everybody must have up-to-date certificates in First Aid CPR and most importantly, Working with Children Checks.
“We need to be as diligent as possible in our vetting and screening of potential employees because these employees work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. It’s critical that we get it right.
“We have a really strong commitment to safeguarding - it's in our organisational DNA.”
The importance of reference checks to YMCA NSW’s core values and functionality led the child-friendly organisation to Xref.
Xref has been able to address all these areas of concerns and more, according to Isaias and her team.
“My team love me for introducing Xref! The amount of time it has saved them in terms of chasing up referees, and just the speed at which we can complete someone's pre-employment check, is fantastic. It's freed them up to add a lot more value at the front end of the recruitment process. They can now spend more time with hiring managers and be more consultative.
“We have a very good relationship with Xref, it's almost like having another member of the team. Xref is a really good partner in our recruitment process and helps us get better hiring results.
“It has provided us with another string to our bow to helpus do it better.”
Contact Xref today to enjoy the same benefits of YMCA NSW.