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Source, reference, and employ top talent with Xref & iCIMS.


In busy talent acquisition team, there’s no time to switch between tools and continuously re-key candidate information. Instead, you need a single, cloud-based platform in which to manage the end-to-end hiring process.

The Xref and iCIMS integration is slick and simple to use, and allows you to request online, fully automated references check while enjoying iCIMS’ full suite of talent acquisition features. Here’s how it works.

Streamline Workflows

Promote productivity by removing the need to switch between apps.

Progress Updates

Stay updated on the progress of each reference with status updates.

Bulk References

Save time by selecting multiple candidates to reference at once.

Multiple Reference Templates

Select tried-and-tested or bespoke reference templates relevant to the role.

Request Xref in iCIMS integration

Requesting an Xref reference

Step 1: Click 'Advance' and then 'Initiate Xref' to send the reference request to the candidate.

Step 2: After you initiate the reference request, you’ll be kept informed of the status of the check by tracking it in the ‘Lifecycle’ section.

Step 3: Once the reference is complete, click to view the full reference report and analysis, including the Sentiment Analysis and Core Competency graph. Share the report with a line manager or export to PDF, anytime.


Don’t do the leg work when you don’t have to, let Xref do all the heavy lifting.